MARY, OUR MOTHER

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Novena for Pope Benedict begins TODAY

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Novena Prayers for Pope Benedict (Feb 20 - 28th)
Heavenly father, Your Providence guides the Church and
the successor to St. Peter, Pope Benedict XVI. May he be
protected at all times from spiritual attacks so that he may
 lead Your Church to greater holiness and unity through
your Holy Spirit.
(State your petitions for the Pope here)
 
Prayer for the Pope:
Let us pray for Benedict, the pope.
May the Lord preserve him,
give him a long life,
make him blessed upon the earth,
and not hand him over
to the power of his enemies.
May your hand be upon your holy servant.
And upon your son, whom you have anointed.
 
Closing: The Prayer of St. Benedict
Gracious and holy Father,
please give to our Pope and 
to we the faithful:
intellect to understand you;
reason to discern you;
diligence to seek you;
wisdom to find you;
a spirit to know you;
a heart to meditate upon you;
ears to hear you;
eyes to see you;
a tongue to proclaim you;
a way of life pleasing to you;
patience to wait for you;
and perseverance to look for you.
 
Grant your servant the 
Pope and we the faithful:
a perfect end,
your holy presence.
A blessed resurrection,
And life everlasting.
 
Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...
 
Amen.