Simon, Simon, Satan has demanded to sift you like grain, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have recovered, you shall strengthen your brothers.
you have given priests a special calling;
you chose them to follow you
and serve you,
to serve your peiople and be your ministers in your church.
Help them and give them courage and strength as they preach your Word,
as they guide and serve all in your flock,
help them be true faithful shepherds.