Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Official prayers for Benedict's 60th

I only learned this today through using for Morning prayer. There is an extra petition and a special concluding prayer in honor of our Holy Father's 60th anniversary of his priesthood. Just scroll past the regular petition in morning and evening prayer to find the papal petition, and scroll past the Our Father and concluding prayer for Sts. Peter andPaul to find the concluding prayer for the Pope. ibreviary also gives additional petitions and prayers for the Pope at the end of morning and evening prayer which may be used at "any suitable time"  Perhaps with the family rosary, or with grace before dinner tonight:

Let us pray for Pope Benedict: May the Lord preserve him, give him life, make him blessed upon earth; and not deliver him up to the will of his enemies.
Let us Pray
Father of providence,look with love on Benedict 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 wit you and the Holy Spirit one God forever and ever. Amen