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Let us pray for religious men and women, for those in authority and for those for whom ‘love and duty’ bid us pray:

O my Jesus,

have mercy on Thy whole Church,

especially on the clergy and religious men and women,

that all may live up to their calling, and sanctify Thy name.

Give Thy grace and blessing to all princes and magistrates, and to all Christian people;

convert all unbelievers and sinners, and bring all strayed sheep back to Thy fold;

particularly have mercy on priests, nuns, sisters and brothers who are tempted in the areas of obedience, chastity and poverty.

O blessed Virgin, Mother of my God and Saviour,

recommend all these my petitions to thy Son.

O all ye angels and saints of God, unite your prayers with mine, along with the precious drop of blood that issued from Jesus’ most grievously painful shoulder wound upon which He bore His cross; be ever mindful of me, and obtain from Him, and through Him, that with you I may bless Him and love Him for ever and ever.