A Novena for the Pope
The Knights of Columbus have started a novena for Pope Benedict, beginning today, Divine Mercy Sunday, and lasting until the fifth anniversary of his pontificate, April 19. You can pray it here with Bishop William Lori, Supreme chaplain of the KOC.
Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI
Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to your shepherd, Benedict, a spirit of courage and right judgment, 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. Amen.
V/ Let us pray for Benedict, the pope.
R/ May the Lord preserve him, give him a long life,
make him blessed upon the earth,
and not hand him over to the power of his enemies.
V/ May your hand be upon your holy servant.
R/ And upon your son, whom you have anointed.
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be...
And don't forget to read Bishop Lori's statement on the controversy here.
for more details and to print out .pdf version of the Novena prayer card.
Also, please include in your daily prayer intentions: for all victims of sexual abuse, for all priests and religious, and for purification and renewal of Holy Mother Church!