Lord, Jesus, you sent your disciples
into the world to teach all nations.
Many have followed in their footsteps
taking your teachings to foreign lands.
I pray that you will specially bless all
your mission priests in their work today.
In their often lonely lives,
be present for them.
As they travel through challenging or
dangerous territory, protect them.
As they learn new languages, give
them the help of the Holy Spirit
Keep their faith strong, and let their
example shine, to light the way for
others to know and love you.
Please hear my prayer now – for all
mission priests around the world,
and especially for those in Africa.