Find information about tickets for a Papal Audience. 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. Let us pray for Francis the pope.
May your hand be upon your holy servant. Christ graciously hear us. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray.
Prayer for our holy father
Through Christ our Lord. Memorare of St.
Bernard Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Those who are not in a position to address a large assembly, should instruct individuals, offering instruction in personal talks, they should try to serve those around them through simple encouragement.
We often see a block of salt put out for animals to lick for their well-being. Priests, among their people, should be like blocks of salt. They should counsel everyone in their flocks, in such a way, that all those with whom they come in contact may be seasoned with eternal life, as if they had been sprinkled with salt. We who preach, are not the salt of the earth, unless we season the hearts of those, who listen to us. We truly feel remorse, when we take to heart, the lives of our forebears in the faith, so that we are diminished in our own eyes.
And while we are moved to remorse on our own account, let us also take responsibility for the lives of those entrusted to our care. Our own bitter compunction should not divert us from concern for our neighbour.
What good to love and strive to do good for our neighbour and abandon ourselves? Priests must not be quick-tempered or rash, they must, instead, be temperate and thoughtful. We must support those we challenge and challenge those we support. If we neglect this, our work will lack either courage or gentleness.
Novena for Pope Benedict XVI
What shall we call the human soul but the food of the Lord? We priests are to season this food. Cease to pray, cease to teach and the salt loses its taste. Jn is addressed to all the baptised, on this feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the day of prayer for the sanctification of priests, this invitation resounds all the more powerfully for us priests. How can we fail to be moved when we recall that the gift of our priestly ministry flows directly from this heart? How can we forget that we priests were consecrated to serve, humbly yet authoritatively, the common priesthood of the faithful?
Ours is an mission which is indispensable for the Church and for the world, a mission which calls for complete fidelity to Christ and constant union with Him. For it is He who calls us to break the bread of His love, to forgive sins and to guide the flock in His name. And, for that reason, we must never step back from the source of love which is His Heart, pierced on the Cross. Our Father who art in heaven, Give us priests according to Your Heart.
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That Thy name be hallowed, Give us priests according to Your Heart. That Thy kingdom come, Give us priests according to Your Heart.
That Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, Give us priests according to Your Heart. To give us each day the Bread of life, Give us priests according to Your Heart.
To forgive us our trespasses, Give us priests according to Your Heart. That we be not led into temptation, Give us priests according to Your Heart. And deliver us And all of Your priests from evil. Issued by the Congregation for the Clergy vatican. O Christ, my God, You stooped down to me, poor straying sheep, to take me on Your shoulders Lk and have set me down in green pastures Ps 23 You have quenched my thirst at the springs of true doctrine, through the mediation of Your pastors, whose shepherd You were, before entrusting to them Your flock… And now, O Lord, You have called me… to serve Your disciples, by what design of Your Providence I know not, only You know.
But, Lord, lighten the heavy burden of those sins of mine that have so gravely offended You, purify my mind and heart. Lead me by the right way Ps 23:3 as by a light enlightening me.