Why say prayers for priests? Because, as St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, once said “After God, the priest is everything.” (He also once referred to the priest “the steward of the good God, the distributor of His wealth.”) . Click to obtain the prayer for priest. In administering the sacraments (which only they can do) and serving us, priests act, as we say, in persona Christi (that is to say, in the person of Christ), with our Lord working through their presence.
"Lord, set a watch over my mind, my lips, and my heart." The most ancient form of making the sign of the cross was by tracing a small cross on the forehead, followed by the lips and then over the heart. This is still observed in the Roman Catholic Church when the Gospel is being declared. Also said is: "Father, Bless my mind, my lips and my heart so that I may know, speak and love the Word of the Lord."
If non-Catholic Christians think Catholics honor Mary TOO MUCH, they must define how much is THE RIGHT AMOUNT, and most would have to realize they don't honor her at all, which Jesus would be disappointed at.