Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PRAYERS IN AN EXTRAORDINARY TIME



FOR THE 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 Benedict XVI, 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, for ever and ever. 

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, for ever and ever.