27 February 2013

Novena Prayers for Pope Benedict-Day 8:

Peace be with you!
We're almost to the end of the novena!
Tomorrow is the Holy Father's last day 'in office' - let's pray especially hard for him to day and tomorrow. 
Here are the novena prayers for today:
Day 8 - Novena Prayers for Pope Benedict
Lord Jesus, You suffered persecutions and physical anguish for our sake. Grant, we pray, that the Holy Father is strengthened to unite the sufferings he has endured due to persecutions and his physical limitations to Your cross. 
[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 us 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 us the faithful:
a perfect end,
Your holy presence.
A blessed resurrection,
And life everlasting.
Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...
Don't forget, I hope to put together a novena for the conclave as well!
Annie and I are praying for you!
God bless you!
   John-Paul - PrayMoreNovenas.com
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