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Prayer For Choosing A New Pope

Since Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement effective on Feburary 28th, 2013, we have written this prayer for a new pope. This prayer recognizes the promises God has given to the Church, and asks Him for guidance in choosing a new leader.

Cricifixion of Peter by Masaccio Father,
You built your Church
upon the Rock, St. Peter.
And You promised your Church
that the gates of Hell
would never overcome it.
Guide your Church
into the fullness of Truth,
And preserve it
in your love and mercy.
We pray for your guidance,
as the Church chooses a new leader.
May he be a holy example,
and courageous leader,
filled with your strength and love.
We pray in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

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