10 April 2010

KCs announce novena for Pope

The Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus is calling its members to join in prayer for Pope Benedict XVI "and his pastoral mission leading the Church, that the Holy Father may be strengthened and uplifted at this time of considerable challenge."

The novena begins Sunday and goes through April 19th, the fifth anniversary of the Holy Father's election to the See of Peter.

The Supreme Council has made printable cards available with the following prayer:

Lord,source of eternal life and truth, give to your shepherd, Benedict, a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care, may he, as successor to the Apostle Peter and Vicar of Christ, build your Church into a sacrament of unity, love and peace for all the world. Amen.

V/ Let us pray for Benedict, the pope.
R/ May the Lord preserve him, give him a long life, make him blessed upon the earth, and not hand him over to the power of his enemies.
V/ May your hand be upon your holy servant.
R/ And upon your son, whom you have anointed.

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be…

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