Saturday, March 02, 2013

Prayers for the Election of a Pope




Vacancy of the Apostolic See

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. Amen. (2011 Roman Missal)

Lord God, you are our eternal shepherd and guide. In your mercy grant your Church a shepherd who will walk in your ways and whose watchful care will bring us your blessing. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (1973 Roman Missal)

We entreat Thee most humbly, O Lord, that Thy boundless mercy may give the holy Roman Church a Pontiff whose loving care in our regard will always be pleasing to Thee, and by his beneficent rule will always give glory to Thy name and be deeply honored by Thy people. Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen. (1962 Roman Missal)

See Apostolica Sedes Vacans.

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