Skip to comments.Prayer Thread - Prayer for the Conclave
Posted on 04/10/2005 7:55:07 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum
O God our Father,
You are our Eternal Shepherd and Guide. In your love, grant your Church a new shepherd who will walk in your ways and whose watchful care will bring us your blessing.
Help him be an example of Christ to those who see him..
Give him also a courageous heart to stand for your truth.
Give him a tender heart so that he may look at people with the eyes of. Christ.
Fill him with your wisdom, O God, that he may steer the church in the paths you ask him to.
Be with the Cardinals as they search prayerfully during the time before and during the conclave, that they may be touched and filled with the Holy Spirit, acting in accordance with your will, and not the will of others.
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
O Lord, we pray your mercy on the Church and the cardinals as they do your work in choosing the successor of Peter.
Holy Mary, help of Christians, pray for them.
St. Joseph, pray for them.
Saint Ambrose, pray for them.
Saint Jerome, pray for them.
Saint Augustine, pray for them.
Saint Athanasius, pray for them.
Saint Gregory Nazianzus, pray for them.
Saint John Chrysostom, pray for them.
St. Anselm, pray for them.
St. Thomas of Canterbury, pray for them.
St. Patrick, pray for them.
St. Martin of Tours, pray for them.
St. Charles Borromeo, pray for them.
Holy bishops, who in life knew how important the role of leading the church is,
pray for the cardinals at this time.
O Blessed Mother,
spread your mantle over these, the servants of your Son.
O Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
have mercy on us,
especially on those you have appointed to guide us,
and may your voice reach into their hearts
and kindle in them the fire of divine love,
this day, and always.
prayer ping for the conclave and for those entrusted with selecting our next pope.
Amen. Amen. Amen.
|Please Join Our Novena for the Election of the Next Pope
Pray with us through the "Nine Days of Mourning" until the papal conclave begins.
The Novena prayer consists of:
Today's prayer bump.
O Holy Spirt,
as on the day of Pentecost
as you fell on those gathered
with fire and power,
be with those gathered
in a different cenecle,
asking for your guidance,
open their hearts to your promptings,
and fill them with the fire of your love,
and out of this,
we ask for the will of the Father
as they select our next pope.
Today's prayer bump!
you who said,
Upon this rock I will build my church
and the gates of hell will not overwhelm it,
we pray for the coming conclave,
knowing your hand will be fully on it,
that the Holy Spirit,
like living fire, will be there in their midst,
guiding the men on whose task
it is to choose the successor of Peter.
we pray for their hearts,
that they may hear your promptings.
We pray for their lives
that they may find the strength and dedication
to be your servants always.
We pray for your wisdom
to enlighten their hearts,
this day, and as long as you ask them to serve,
Today's prayer bump!
Lord, we ask the intercession of your saints for the outcome of the upcoming conclave.
St. Ambrose, pray for us.
St. Martin of Tours, pray for us.
St. Augustine of Hippo, pray for us.
St. Patrick, pray for us.
St. Thomas of Canterbury, pray for us.
St. Charles Borromeo, pray for us.
All you holy bishops in heaven, look down upon the men called into the office as cardinals, who will be selecting the next Bishop of Rome, and intercede for them that they may walk in the ways God calls them, faithful to the church, and answer that call as the Lord sees fit.
Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
St. Joseph, guardian of the Church, pray for us.
O Jesus, watch over your shepherds, and guide them with your own wisdom.
Today's prayer bump!
O my Lord,
Peter was your choice,
your rock on which to anchor
the new and infant church,
big of heart,
like all men,
eager to work for you,
but who stumbled.
Yet you loved him,
and knew his heart,
and called him to feed your sheep.
Are not all who have stood in his shoes,
guided your church,
spoke your message,
been our papa
been like Peter,
but called by you to lead?
We pray for the next who will answer the call,
we pray for the men who will choose him,
and remembering your promise,
how the gates of hell will never prevail against your church,
we know that the Spirit will be there
to guide, guard and protect.
May the Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful
and enkindle in them the fire of your love,
especially the Cardinals,
and all those who are called to serve.