Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pray for a Holy Pope

I'm all for humor, but somehow, my heart is just not in some of the jokes I've seen about the papal conclave. It seems like such serious business to me, especially now, with the scandal about the "gay mafia" and its power within the Church. I think that when a new pope is announced, we will be given a very important "sign of the times". If we get the pope we deserve, we'd better buckle down and fight for our lives...and souls. If we get the pope we need...well, we'd better buckle down and fight for our lives and souls, then, too! Our new Holy Father can't succeed in his mission without our prayers.

That said, I saw this admonition on the ChurchMilitant.TV Face Book page:

Have you said a prayer to the Holy Spirit today specifically for the election of a Holy, Bold, Strong Pope? Faithful Catholics need to pray massively for our loving Father to give us the Pope we need, not the pope we deserve. Holy Spirit, command the conclave to do your will. Amen!

Starting tomorrow, February 28, the date of Pope Benedict XVI’s abdication, it is my intention to devote quite a bit of time and energy to praying for the election of a good and holy pope. That may mean a decrease in blog posts for a while.

Here is a prayer for the election of a bishop; I have prayed it for the election of a bishop for the Diocese of Baker, the Diocese of El Paso, and the Archdiocese of Portland, but I assume it’s a good one for the universal Church seeking the election of a new Bishop of Rome, as well.

Lord God, you are our eternal shepherd and guide.
In your mercy grant the Church a shepherd
who will walk in your ways
and whose watchful care will bring us your blessing.
We ask this through Our Lord…

For those who like to pray in the official language of the Church, here’s the Latin:

Deus, qui pastor aeternus,
gregem tuum assidua custodia gubernas,
eum immensa tua pietate concedas Ecclesiae pastorem,
qui tibi sanctitate placeat,
et vigili nobis sollicitudine prosit. Per Dominum.

Here’s a prayer for the Pope. I pray it every day for Pope Benedict XVI, though I guess after February 28, it doesn’t quite “fit” because he will no longer be the Pope. Still, he will remain in my prayers! And surely it doesn’t hurt to pray this prayer for the new Pope, even before we know who he is.

V. Let us pray for N, our Pope.

R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. [Ps 40:3]

O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant N, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

And here it is in Latin:

V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro N.

R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. [Ps 40:3]

Pater Noster, Ave Maria.

Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum N., quem pastorem Ecclesiae tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen.




  1. We live in scary times , the Holy Catholic Church is under attack and in a CRISIS but guess what the HOLY GHOST is guding us and leading us a so let us fall to our knees and PRAY and FAST for the NEW POPE ...under the guidance of the Holy Ghost ...and let us rise up as Church Militant and get readt to BATTLE for Christ and His Church !

  2. We need to pray for the election of an orthodox Pontiff. It is a fact that in the 1930's the Communist Party developed a gameplan for taking over the world. It knew it needed to do two things. One was to destroy the USA and the second was to destroy the Holy Roman Catholic Church. Doing both were essential as the USA and the Church were the only formidable opponents to communism that existed.

    The Communist Party is nothing if not patient. They knew it would take decades to accomplish its objective but also knew that the most efficient way of destroying both entities was to infiltrate the hierarchy of the Church and the government of the USA was with homosexuals and the homosexual agenda. They have succeeded in doing both. In the USA it is clear that the homosexual agenda is thriving openly as witnessed by the stance the Obama administration has taken on the issue.

    Inside the Church it is a different story. While there appears to be ample and growing evidence that the homosexual lifestyle and agenda has reached into the Vatican itself it has been much more covert that the Cardinals might, even if by accident, elect a homosexual or one sympathetic to that agenda, as Pope. If that happens the Church is in serious trouble just as the USA is currently with the Marxist as president. The only hope is that God our Father will not let the Holy Roman Catholic Church be destroyed.....but it would clearly be downsized with true believers in one small camp and the others in another.

    Lest you the reader conclude I am a homophobe I can assure you I am not. But I am a student of the development and expansion of communism. If you doubt my re-cap of the history of communism and its use of the homosexual agenda as a weapon do some research. You will find it to be true.

  3. It is our privilege to join you in fasting and prayer for the new Pope.


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