Praying for Benedict

I love Benedict XVI.  I love that he sacrificed himself in Christlike fashion for the Church.  He carried the sins of others on his shoulders and then he gave himself over to his enemies, and to his friends.  He endures all because of his faith in Christ, because of his faith in his relationship with God.   May the Lord bless him and may the Lord continue to help us all.

I found a prayer at the Cardinal Newman Society: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/1988/Special-Prayer-for-Pope-Benedict-XVI.aspx .

I liked it and direct whoever stumbles upon this small page to their website to pray the prayer/

Almighty God and Father,
Who have revealed Yourself through Your Eternal Word,
and have blessed Your Church with Pope Benedict XVI,
our teacher in both faith and reason;
receive our prayers of thanksgiving
for his witness to the beauty of truth,
for his example of hopefulness,
for his humble service of Christ’s Bride.

As he blessed our apostolate in his care for the Church’s teaching office,
so now may he receive the benefit of our prayers.

Grant him, in his time of retirement,
the reward of study and prayer as he continues to seek, find, and love you in truth.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. – See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/1988/Special-Prayer-for-Pope-Benedict-XVI.aspx#sthash.c57r5ClS.dpuf

Almighty God and Father,
Who have revealed Yourself through Your Eternal Word,
and have blessed Your Church with Pope Benedict XVI,
our teacher in both faith and reason;
receive our prayers of thanksgiving
for his witness to the beauty of truth,
for his example of hopefulness,
for his humble service of Christ’s Bride.

As he blessed our apostolate in his care for the Church’s teaching office,
so now may he receive the benefit of our prayers.

Grant him, in his time of retirement,
the reward of study and prayer as he continues to seek, find, and love you in truth.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. – See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/1988/Special-Prayer-for-Pope-Benedict-XVI.aspx#sthash.c57r5ClS.dpuf

Almighty God and Father,
Who have revealed Yourself through Your Eternal Word,
and have blessed Your Church with Pope Benedict XVI,
our teacher in both faith and reason;
receive our prayers of thanksgiving
for his witness to the beauty of truth,
for his example of hopefulness,
for his humble service of Christ’s Bride.

As he blessed our apostolate in his care for the Church’s teaching office,
so now may he receive the benefit of our prayers.

Grant him, in his time of retirement,
the reward of study and prayer as he continues to seek, find, and love you in truth.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. – See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/1988/Special-Prayer-for-Pope-Benedict-XVI.aspx#sthash.c57r5ClS.dpuf

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About sisterbernice

I am a practicing Catholic in love with the Lord. Whatever his failings, I recognize the same in our Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI. He serves as one of my great teachers. A truly misunderstood figure, I hope all who have reviled him might actually read him and find their way to God.
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