Thursday, February 12, 2009

Novena for the Holy Father

Amid all the wailing and gnashing of created by a ridiculous media firestorm, I received an email today from the Confraternity of St. Peter containing a novena for the Holy Father. Here it is:


NOVENA FOR THE POPE:


One Our Father
Three Hail Marys
One Glory Be

And the following prayer:

V. Let us pray for Our Sovereign Pontiff, Benedict,
R. May the Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon the
earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.

V. Thou art Peter,
R. And upon this Rock, I will build My Church.

Let us Pray,

Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy upon your servant, Benedict, our
Sovereign Pontiff, and guide him in your goodness on the way of
eternal salvation; so that, with the prompting of your grace,  he may
desire what pleases you and accomplish it with all his strength.

Through Christ Our Lord, amen.

1 comment:

Ian Ransom said...

I quite agree: Pope Benedict is the victim of the hysterical left-wing mass media on this one. Blown way out of proportion. The Church may be easily pushed-around, but She is not easily cowed. The Holy See will be there long after the Almighty Media has been buried in the grave it's currently digging for itself.

"The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice." - G.K. Chesterton