A Prayer for Pope Benedict

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A partial indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a spirit of filial devotion, devoutly recite any duly approved prayer for the Supreme Pontiff (e.g., the Oremus pro Pontifice):

V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict.
R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and bless him upon earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.
Our Father. Hail Mary.
Let us pray.
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

6 Comments on “A Prayer for Pope Benedict”

  1. Not what I expected from you upon hearing of my beloved Pope Benedict’s resignation–I hope you have more later–I could write a book on what he has meant to me in my walk with His Chief Shepherd.

    Unbelievable that the first thought is to pray for him to receive an indulgence–is that what you are trusting for passage from this world?

    You once told me to bone up on my “Lutheran Theology” Perhaps you had better get out your concordance and look up “by faith”

    I’m disappointed to say the least.

  2. My understanding of this is that the (partial) indulgence is for those of us who pray for the pope. We are all in need of prayer. Even the pope. I am certain he is always appreciative of our prayers.

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