|PRAYER FOR POPE BENEDICT XVI|
|Lord, source of eternal life and truth,|
give to your shepherd, Benedict, 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. Amen.
|V/||Let us pray for Benedict, the pope.|
|R/||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.
|V/||May your hand|
be upon your holy servant.
|R/||And upon your son,|
whom you have anointed.
|Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be…|