Please read the latest article with regard to our Holy Father's declining health. Article can be found here.
In fact, please join in the novena for the pope which begins today. The first day is shared below. Please share with others. See below for easy sharing instructions.
Day 1 - Novena Prayers for Pope Benedict
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.
[Insert your intentions and personal 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.
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