The Society of Saint Gregory the Great is a membership association of Catholic laity formed in 2008 to promote divine worship in accordance with the Supreme Magisterium of the Church. The Society has its own schola cantorum, and regularly sponsors presentations and workshops on the Sacred Liturgy, Gregorian chant, and sacred polyphony.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Prayer for the Election of a Pope
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.
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]
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]
Noster, Ave Maria.
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.