September 8, 2010

Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI

As Pope Benedict prepares to visit England later this September, we offer this prayer for his pontificate:

Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to your shepherd, Benedict, a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care, may he, as successor to the Apostle Peter and Vicar of Christ, build your Church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world. Amen

V/ Let us pray for Benedict, the pope.

R/ May the Lord preserve him, give him a long life, made him blessed upon the earth, and not hand him over to the power of his enemies.

V/ May your hand be upon your holy servant.

R/ And upon your son, whom you have anointed.

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