Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Prayer for Pope Francis

Michelangelo, Separation of the Earth from the Waters

'Lord, source of eternal life and truth, 
give to your shepherd Pope Francis 
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 Vicar of Christ, 
build your Church into a sacrament
of unity, love and peace for all the world.'  

Prayer for the Pope, from The Catholic Prayer Book, Servant Books, 1986, p.183