Spiritual Bouquet for Pope Francis' 50th anniversary of ordination, Dec. 13

Between now and December 13, post your prayers here for Pope Francis’ 50th anniversary as a priest.

In addition to my regular daily prayers for him and his intentions, I’ve said 2 rosaries for him and had him as one of my Holy Hour intentions today.

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Day 1

Hail Mary… Our Father… Glory Be…

Dear Lord Jesus, You have given us a holy priest in Pope Francis. We are grateful for the many blessings of this good man who brings us Your holy sacraments of salvation.

Pope Francis’ hands and prayers bring us Your saving grace in the waters of baptism, Your infinite mercy in forgiving our sins and Your sustaining and saving grace in the most Holy Eucharist. We pray that he will have a long life with which to bless Your Church and a happy death as he is ushered into Your eternal bliss.

Just as Pope Francis is there to anoint the dying, grant that he will receive the same grace at his death. We beg You, Jesus, that this holy priest will be protected from all spiritual and temporal attacks and that his fidelity to the Church and his faith in You will endure, unwavering, until the end.

Father in heaven, bless and multiply Pope Francis’ ministry so that Your Church will multiply for Your glory and for our salvation. Please shower this priest with your blessings every day.

We praise and thank You, most Holy God, for the gift of Pope Francis! We thank You for his years of service and ask You to bless us with many more years with our beloved priest. Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

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O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


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for the 50th anniversary of Pope Francis as a priest

OUR FATHER, Who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom
come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in
Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive
those who trespass against us. And lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is
with thee. Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us
sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

GLORY BE to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the
beginning is now, and ever shall be, world
without end. Amen.

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Completed Day 2 of the Novena for Pope Francis’ Ordination Anniversary.
The prayer is the same as for Day 1 (posted above).

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/novena-anniversary-priestly-ordination

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Day 3 of the Novena complete, and also a Rosary for Pope Francis yesterday.

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


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Said Day 4 of the Novena (same as previous days)
and also this USCCB prayer for Pope Francis:

Prayer for Pope Francis

O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,
look favorably on your servant Francis,
whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd;

Grant, we pray, that by word and example
he may be of service to those over whom he presides
so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,
he may come to everlasting life.

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.

Amen.

Completed Day 5 of the Novena for Pope Francis’ Ordination Anniversary (same as for past days).

I have to catch up novena rosaries today, so I will add Pope Francis as a special intention to all of those.

Completed Day 6 of the Novena for Pope Francis’ Ordination Anniversary (same as for past days).

Said one more Rosary for Pope Francis and also added him as a special intention to my other novena Rosaries I was catching up today.

Didn’t get a chance to post yesterday, but completed Day 7 of the Novena for Pope Francis’ Ordination Anniversary, and also did an Adoration Holy Hour for him (combined with the Poor Souls).

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Day 8 of the Novena for Pope Francis’ Ordination Anniversary completed today.

I also said the Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart for him.

Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

for Pope Francis’ 50th Anniversary of Ordination
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I. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”
Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace ofyour help, blessing and protection on Pope Francis on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his priestly ordination.
Our Father…Hail Mary….Glory Be
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

II. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.”
Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of your help, blessing and protection on Pope Francis on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his priestly ordination.
Our Father…Hail Mary….Glory Be
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

III. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.”
Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of your help, blessing and protection on Pope Francis on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his priestly ordination.
Our Father…Hail Mary….Glory Be
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted,
have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.
Hail, Holy Queen…
St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us.
St. Padre Pio, pray for us.

Holy Mother Mary and all the holy angels and saints, pray for us.
Amen.

For the Holy Father’s anniversary of ordination

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Completed the 9-day Novena for Pope Francis’ Ordination today. I also said two more rosaries for him last night.

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

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Offered my Communion for the Pope this evening.

Also saying this prayer for him today:

Prayer for a Priest

O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Pope Francis.
Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.

In his loneliness, comfort him. In his sorrows, strengthen him. In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption.

O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much. Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.
Amen.

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For the anniversary of the Holy Father’s ordination.

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