Saturday, November 9, 2013

For Pope Francis

On this feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, the Pope's Cathedral, let us pray for our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and reconfirm our communion with him.
V. Let us pray for Francis our Pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him, give him a long life, make him blessed upon the earth, and may the Lord 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.
Let us pray. O God, the Pastor and Ruler of all the faithful, look down, in your mercy, upon your servant, Francis, whom you have appointed to preside over your Church; and grant, we beseech you, that both by word and example, he may edify all those under his charge; so that, with the flock entrusted to him, he may arrive at length unto life everlasting. Through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

And let us also pray for Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus, who faithfully served the Church as Pontiff and continues to serve the Church through his prayers and sufferings.

Pope Benedict XVI kissing baby before mass celebration at Fatima's Sanctuary, in Fatima, Portugal, Thursday, May 13, 2010.

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