Prayers for the Pope

plaza-statues-popes-cc-deessPrayer for a Pope

O Lord, with suppliant humility we entreat Thee, that in Thy boundless mercy Thou wouldst grant the most holy Roman Church a pontiff, who, by his zeal for us, may be pleasing to Thee, and by his good government may ever be honored by Thy people for the glory of Thy name.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with Thee liveth and reigneth world without end.  Amen.

Pope Shoes REUTERSPrayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

O God, who didst give to Thy servant Benedict the grace to exercise with fidelity the Petrine office and serve Thy people as the visible source and foundation of unity in faith and communion, accept the prayers we offer with gratitude for his years of faithful ministry in Thy Church, and, in Thy mercy, grant him both strength and grace to serve Thee in the manner to which Thou callest him, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

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