Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Some Useful Prayers

Here are the prayers from the Roman Missal for the Election of a Pope that I think might be useful for all of us to pray and reflect on:

Entrance Antiphon
1 Sm 2:35
I will raise up for myself a faithful priest,
who shall do according to my heart and mind; I will establish a lasting house for him
and he shall walk before me all his days.

O God, eternal shepherd,
who govern your flock with unfailing care,
grant in your boundless fatherly love
a pastor for your Church
who will please you by his holiness
and to us show watchful care.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Prayer over the Offerings
May your abundant kindness favor us, O Lord,
that, through the sacred offerings we reverently bring to you, we may come to rejoice that a pastor pleasing to your majesty presides over your holy Church.
Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon
I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, says the Lord, fruit that will last.
Jn 15:16
Prayer after Communion
As we have been renewed, O Lord,
with the supreme Sacrament of salvation,
the Body and Blood of your Only Begotten Son,
may the wondrous grace of your majesty
gladden us with the gift of a shepherd
who will instruct your people by his virtues
and imbue the minds of the faithful with the truth of the Gospel. Through Christ our Lord. 

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