Praying for the election of a New Pope


ST. JAMES PARISH IS PRAYING

FOR THE ELECTION OF A NEW POPE

THAT WILL BE CHOSEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

WHO WILL BE THE 266TH successor of St. Peter

 

 

PRAYER FOR THE CONCLAVE TO ELECT

THE SUCCESSOR TO POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI

 

Heavenly Father, We the People of God, gathered in solidarity as did the disciples in the Upper Room, pray for the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the cardinals who will be in conclave for the election of the next Vicar of Our Lord Jesus Christ. May the hearts of our cardinals be open to the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, beyond human judgment, to elect the candidate most pleasing to you, Heavenly Father, and who will guide the Church at this momentous time in history at the beginning of the Third Millennium.

We invoke our Mother Mary, united in prayer with the disciples in the Upper Room, to intercede for the cardinals to select the next Holy Father in docility to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, her divine Spouse, Holy Mary, Mother of God and of the Church, we entrust this conclave to your maternal and Immaculate Heart, and offer these prayers for your guidance and protection over the choosing of the next Vicar of your Son.

Say, one Our Father one Hail Mary one Glory Be.