The Holy Father

 

The Holy Father

Prayers for Our Pope

Let us pray.
♦ Pause for silent prayer ♦
Father of providence,
look with love on Francis our Pope,
your appointed successor to St. Peter
on whom you built your Church.
May he be the visible center and foundation
of our unity in faith and love.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.
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God our Father, shepherd and guide,
look with love on Francis your servant,
the pastor of your Church.
May his word and example inspire and guide the Church,
and may he, and all those entrusted to his care,
come to the joy of everlasting life.Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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♦ Pause for silent prayer ♦
Lord,
source of eternal life and truth,
give to your shepherd
a spirit of courage and right judgment,
a spirit of knowledge and love.
By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care
may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and vicar of Christ,
build your Church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace
for all the world.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

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*Excerpt from the English translation of The Roman Missal, © 1985, 1973, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.

Prayers upon the Death of Pope John Paul II

Let us pray.
♦ Pause for silent prayer ♦
God our Father,
you reward all who believe in you.
May your servant, John Paul, our Pope,
vicar of Peter, and shepherd of your Church,
who faithfully administered the mysteries of your forgiveness
and love on earth,
rejoice with you for ever in heaven.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.
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♦ Pause for silent prayer ♦
Father, eternal shepherd,
hear the prayers of your people
for your servant John Paul
who governed the Church with love.
In your loving mercy bring him with the flock entrusted to his care
to the reward you have promised your faithful servants.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.
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♦ Pause for silent prayer ♦
O God,
from whom the just receive an unfailing reward,
grant that your servant John Paul, our Pope,
whom you made vicar of Peter and shepherd of your Church,
may rejoice for ever in the vision of your glory,
for he was a faithful steward here on earth
of the mysteries of your forgiveness and grace.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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*Excerpt from the English translation of The Roman Missal, © 1985, 1973, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.

Prayer for the Election of a Pope

Let us pray.
♦ Pause for silent prayer ♦
Lord God,
you are our eternal shepherd and guide.
In your mercy grant your Church a shepherd
who will walk in your ways
and whose watchful care will bring us your blessing.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

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Resources

The Vatican

Events from the Vatican: the Vacancy of the Apostolic See

Last Will and Testament of Pope John Paul II

Pontificate of John Paul II (1978-2005)

 

 

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