Today is the great feast day of St Benedict whom the Pope loves. Please say these quick prayers for our wonderful Pope today and as he meets President Obama


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My dear friends

We are truly blessed yet again with a great Pope. Let us say these quick prayers for him on this great feast that honours his patron. I’m assuming St Benedct is his patron from what I’ve learned.

Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to Your shepherd, the Pope, a spirit of courage and right judgement, 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. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

**Prayers for the Holy Father **
(to be said after the Rosary) Say a rosary if you can.
V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict.
R. The Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him to be blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies (Roman Breviary).
Our Father. Hail Mary.
(From the old Raccolta: A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, when this prayer has been devoutly said every day for a month (S.C. Ind., Nov. 26, 1876; S. P. Ap., Oct 12, 1931).
Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy upon Thy servant, Benedict, our Supreme Pontiff, and direct him, according to Thy loving-kindness, in the way of eternal salvation; that, of thy gift, he may ever desire that which is pleasing unto thee and may accomplish it with all his might. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen (Roman Ritual).
(From the old Raccolta: An indulgence of three years, a plenary indulgence once a month on the usual conditions, for the daily devout recitation of this prayer. S. P. Ap., March 10, 1935).

May Almighty God, our Blessed Mother, St Joseph and St Michael the Archangel the universal patrons of Holy Mother Church, and all the Holy Angels and Saints watch over our Holy Father always and help him in all his needs. Amen.

God bless you all:thumbsup::slight_smile:
John


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Also-

The Litany of St. Benedict
Lord, have mercy on us, Christ, have mercy on us.
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for us.
Holy Father, Saint Benedict, Pray for us.
Father most reverend, Pray for us.
Father most renowned, Pray for us.
Father most compassionate, Pray for us.
Man of great fortitude, Pray for us.
Man of venerable life, Pray for us.
Man of the most holy conversation, Pray for us.
True servant of God, Pray for us.
Light of devotion, Pray for us.
Light of prayer, Pray for us.
Light of contemplation, Pray for us.
Star of the world, Pray for us.
Best master of an austere life, Pray for us.
Leader of the holy warfare, Pray for us.
Leader and chief of monks, Pray for us.
Master of those who die to the world, Pray for us.
Protector of those who cry to thee, Pray for us.
Wonderful worker of miracles, Pray for us.
Revealer of the secrets of the human heart, Pray for us.
Master of spiritual discipline, Pray for us.
Companion of the patriarchs, Pray for us.
Equal of the prophets, Pray for us.
Follower of the Apostles, Pray for us.
Teacher of Martyrs, Pray for us.
Father of many pontiffs, Pray for us.
Gem of abbots, Pray for us.
Glory of Confessors, Pray for us.
Imitator of anchorites, Pray for us.
Associate of virgins, Pray for us.
Colleague of all the Saints, Pray for us.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
V. Intercede for us, O holy father Saint Benedict,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let Us Pray: O God, Who hast called us from the vanity of the world, and Who dost incite us to the reward of a heavenly vocation under the guidance of our holy patriarch and founder, Saint Benedict, inspire and purify our hearts and pour forth on us Thy grace, whereby we may persevere in Thee. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.


#3

Thanks for those prayers.

Our Mass was based on St Benedict today.


#4

St. Benedict, servant of God, who by the guidance of the Holy Spirit did create a Rule for monks and who by His graces steered clear of wickedness and triumphed over the world, the flesh, and the devil, I entrust to your care all Benedictine monks, who follow your holy Rule, and all religious men and women, who are dear to Jesus’ Heart, and all souls who honor you in whatever way possible, particularly by wearing the Medal that was struck in your honor, and every man who is named after you, most especially our current Pope, Benedict XVI. Protect them from evil, pray for them to the Lord, obtain for them a blessed Benedictine Medal if they are in need of one, bring their petitions to the Throne of God, and kindly recommend them to the manifold prayers of Holy Mary, Mother of God. If this is God’s Will, let it be done!


#5

My dear friend Eucharisted

Great prayer. Thank you.

May St Benedict watch over you and guard you when the enemy nears:thumbsup::slight_smile:
John


#6

My dear friend

It’s a big feast day.

God bless you:thumbsup::slight_smile:
John


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