Saturday, September 16, 2006

Prayer for the Bishop of Honolulu - His Excellency Larry Silva

Photo courtesy of The Honolulu Advertiser

The Diocese of Honolulu has been blessed with a good bishop. Because of him, our diocese has been consecrated to Divine Mercy.

The following is a prayer for Bishop Silva and all the other bishops around the world.


Lord Jesus Christ,
You sent Your apostles to proclaim the Good News
with Peter at their head
and you strengthened them with the Holy Spirit.

Remind us that our bishops are appointed by the same spirit
and are the succesors of the Apostles
as pastors of souls.

Together with the Pope and under his authority
they have been sent throughout the world
to continue your work.

Help our bishop to teach all members of his diocese,
to sactify them in the truth,
and to give them your nourishment.

Make us obey his teachings and love him
as the Church obeys and loves You.

May we remain united with him,
grow in faith and love,
and attain eternal life with you.


From New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book., Catholic Book Publishing Co. New York.


Anonymous said...

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Larry Silva, is the answer to our unceasing prayers. To be blessed with not just a good priest but a holy priest as well is more than what we had ever hoped for. He is a priest after our Lord's Own Heart. Let us lay siege to heaven with prayers for him and be to him a support system so that as Jesus promised when we lay our cares upon Him that : His yoke will be easy and His burden light. Let us be little Jesuses to him as he is to all of us. He has his acts of love to Jesus in the Eucharist and our Blessed Mother down pat. We must be proud of him.

EC Gefroh said...

Yes, he does appear to be the answer to our prayers. We must continue to pray for him.
Thanks for posting.