28 February 2013

Novena Prayers for Pope Benedict-Day 9:

Peace be with you!
Today is Pope Benedict XVI's last day as Pope. 
Today, we heed the words of scripture echoed by Pope John Paul II - "Be not afraid" 
Let us approach this day with confidence in the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Let's put our trust in Jesus, that He will preserve and protect His bride, the Church. 
Here are the novena prayers for today:
Day 9 - Novena Prayers for Pope Benedict
On this final day of his reign as Pope, we pray to You Almighty God, that Pope Benedict XVI will grow ever closer to You. May Pope Benedict's prayers for the Church be answered. May Pope Benedict's prayers for the Papacy be answered. May Pope Benedict's prayers for all of us be answered - According to Your Holy will. 
[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...
I will keep you up to date on the next novena! 
Tomorrow, you will get the closing prayer for this novena - thank you so much for being a part of this!
Annie and I are praying for you!
God bless you!
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