Monday, February 11, 2013
PRAYERS FOR OUR CURRENT HOLY FATHER; PRAYERS FOR OUR FUTURE HOLY FATHER, WHOM THE HOLY SPIIRIT HAS ALREADY ANOINTED, CHOSEN AND IS FORTIFYING
From the marvelous new English translation of the Roman Missal:
For the Pope:
O God, who chose your servant, Pope Benedict in succession to the Apostle Peter as shepherd of the whole flock, look favorably on the supplications of your people and grant that, as Vicar of Christ on earth, he may confirm his brethren and that the whole Church may be in communion with him. Through our Lord Jesus Christ.
For the Election of the 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.