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Prayers for Pope Benedict, for the Election and for His Successor (6434)

02/12/2013 Comments (4)
Luca Volpi (Goldmund 100) / Wikipedia Commons

Icon of Pope Benedict at St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica in Rome

– Luca Volpi (Goldmund 100) / Wikipedia Commons

Prayers for Benedict XVI

Pro Pontifice

V. Let us pray for our Sovereign Pontiff, Benedict XVI.

R. The Lord preserve him and give him life, and make

him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will

of his enemies.

 

Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy upon thy servant Benedict XVI,

our Supreme Pontiff, and direct him, according to thy loving-kindness, in

the way of eternal salvation; that, of thy gift, he may ever desire that which

is pleasing unto thee and may accomplish it with all his might. Through Christ

our Lord. Amen. (Collection of Indulgences)

 

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In Thanksgiving

O God, who in your wondrous providence chose your servant Pope Benedict XVI

to preside over your Church, we give you most hearty thanks for the years of his

faithful service, praying that, after having served as the Vicar of your Son on earth, he may

enjoy your abundant blessing in this life and, at life’s end, be received by your Son into eternal glory. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

For the Election of a Pope

O God, eternal Shepherd,

who govern your flock with unfailing care,

grant in your boundless fatherly love

a pastor for your Church

who will please you by his holiness

and to us show watchful care.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever. Amen.

 

 

For the Newly Elected Pope

O God, who in your providential design

willed that your Church be built

upon blessed Peter, whom you set over the other apostles,

look with favor, we pray, on   N.   our Pope,

and grant that he, whom you have made Peter’s successor,

may be for your people a visible source and foundation

of unity in faith and of communion.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever. Amen.

 

O God, Shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,

Look favorably on your servant  N,

whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd;

grant, we pray, that, by word and example,

he may be of service to those over whom he presides

so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,

he may come to everlasting life.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever. Amen.

                                                   --From new Roman Missal

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