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St. Peter's square
February 28, 2013
Dear Family of Mary!
In January, Our Lady gave us this simple message:
"Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. May your prayer be as strong as a living stone, until with your lives you become witnesses. Witness the beauty of your faith. I am with you and intercede before my Son for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (01/25/13)
She wanted us to know that she has been training us to be "living stones" for the Church. On this most important day, the day that Pope Benedict XVI will renounce the Papacy and vacate the Chair of Peter, she is counting on us to be living stones of constant prayer and faith for Holy Mother Church. Let's do our job, and pray, pray, pray!
Here is a prayer composed for this time by the Knights of Columbus in the USA:
"O Lord Jesus Christ , Supreme Pastor of Your Church,
we thank you for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI
and the selfless care with which he has led us
as Successor of Peter, and Your Vicar on earth.
Good Shepherd, who founded Your Church
on the rock of Peter's faith
and have never left Your flock untended,
look with love upon us now,
and sustain Your Church in faith, hope, and charity.
Grant, Lord Jesus, in Your boundless love for us,
a new Pope for Your Church
who will please You by his holiness
and lead us faithfully to You,
who are the same yesterday, today, and forever. Amen."
The prayer, written by Knights of Columbus Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.
God be with us all!
© Mary TV 2013
PS. Today (February 28) at 2:00 pm EST, Denis and Cathy will pray the Rosary - live - at www.marytv.tv in solidarity with Pope Benedict XVI and the entire Church as he leaves the Vatican. Please join us in honoring Pope Benedict and supporting him in prayer at that time!