Skip to comments.Prayer for the Election of a New Pope
Posted on 02/28/2013 10:22:46 PM PST by Salvation
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, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
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For the fatherly love of Pope Benedict for all of us, Deo gratias.
For the Holy Spirit's guidance of the cardinals who will elect his successor, oremus.
O God, true shepherd of all the faithful,
look with kindness on your servant Pope Benedict XVI,
whom you set as head and shepherd of Your Church.
We give you thanks for your grace at work in him
as he had led us by word and example:
in his teaching, in his prayer and in his great love.
Grant him your strength in frailty, comfort in sorrow,
and serenity amid the trials of this world;
and guide your Church, built on the rock of Peter,
with the power of your Spirit as we continue on the path that leads to you.
Through Christ our Lord.
Please add your own prayers for the conclave and the Cardinal Electors.
|Come, Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord.
1 You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
2 will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust."
3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence;
4 he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5 You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day,
6 or the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8 You will only look with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the LORD your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place,
10 no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.
14 Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name.
15 When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them.
16 With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation. (NRSV)
As a Jew who speaks Italian and a little latin, when I see “SEDE VACANTE” it occurs to me to remind my FRiends that though His officers may come and go, the Lord is never absent from any place.
So true. Thank you for your insightful comments.
Blessings to your family.
Please excuse the popcorn.
A little faux pas.
(that IS pretty funny...)
St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle
Be our protection against the wickedness
and snares of the devil;
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
Cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Prayers for the leadership of our Catholic friends to choose wisely.
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
That’s a beautiful prayer from St. Augustine. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen it before. Thanks for posting it!
PRAYER FOR ALL DEGREES OF MEN IN THE CHURCH
Almighty and everlasting God, by Whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is sanctified and governed; mercifully hear our humble supplications for all degrees and orders therein; that, by the gift of Thy grace, all in their several stations may faithfully serve Thee. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
This is the one my family is using. It was linked at the Rorate Ceili blog:
NOVENA FOR THE ELECTION OF A POPE
from March 1st to 9, 2013
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come. From thy bright heavenly throne! Come, take possession of our souls. And make them all Thine Own!
Thou who art called the Paraclete, Best gift of God above, The Living Spring, The Living Fire, Sweet Unction, and True Love!
Thou who are sevenfold in Thy grace, Finger of God's right hand, His Promise, teaching little ones To speak and understand!
O guide our minds with thy blest light, With love our hearts inflame, And with thy strength, which ne'er decays, Confirm our mortal frame.
Far from us drive our hellish foe, True peace unto us bring, And through all perils guide us safe Beneath thy sacred wing.
Through Thee may we the Father know, Through Thee the Eternal Son, And Thee the Spirit of themboth Thrice blessed Three in One.Now to the Father, and the Son Who rose from death, be glory given, With Thee, O holy Comforter, Henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created:And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
The collect of the Missal for the election of a Pope
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 honoured by Thy people for the glory of Thy name. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us who have recourse to Thee!Saint Pius V, pray for us.Saint Pius X, pray for us.
Prayer for the Election of a New 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, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
I am not a catholic, but I pray for the election of a Pope who is wise, compassionate and will govern with principle according to the Word of God. We need strong fearless leaders at this time.
**We need strong fearless leaders at this time.**
Almighty God, giver of all good gifts:
Look on your Church with grace and guide the minds of those who shall choose a Pope for your Church,
that we may receive a faithful servant who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.