PRAYERS FOR BENEDICT XVI
Ant. Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it; and to thee I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven. (Mt 16:18a)
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
V/. And lead us not into temptation.
R/. But deliver us from evil.
V/. Let us pray for our most blessed Pope Benedict, (that our God and Lord, who chose him for the order of the episcopacy, may preserve him in health and safety for the good of his holy Church, to govern the holy people of God).
R/. 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(41):3)
V/. May Thy hand be on the man Thou hast chosen.
R/. The man Thou hast given Thy strength. (Ps 79(80):18)
Let us pray.
O God, the shepherd and ruler of all the faithful, look down favourably upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thu hast been pleased to appoint pastor of Thy Church; grant, we beseech Thee, that he may benefit by word and example those over whom he is set, and thus, together with the flock committed to his care, attain unto life eternal.
Almighty everlasting God, who alone workest great wonders, send down upon Thy servant Benedict our Pope, and upon all the congregations committed to his charge, the spirit of Thy saving grace; and that they may truly please Thee, pour upon them the continual dew of Thy blessing.
Almighty, everlasting God, have mercy on Thy servant, our Pope Benedict, and guide him according to Thy clemency along the path of eternal salvation, so that by Thy gift he may desire those things that are pleasing to Thee and with all his strength accomplish them. Through Christ our Lord. R/. Amen.
Let us pray.
Hear, O God, our supplication: may Thou add days to the days of Pope Benedict; may he be increased in a fruitful old age; may his youth be renewed as the eagle’s; may Thou fill him with length of days; and may Thou shew him Thy salvation. Through Christ our Lord. R/. Amen.
(Cf. Pss 60:2a,7a;91:15a;102:5b;90:16)
PRECES PRO BENEDICTO XVI
Aña. Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram ædificabo Ecclesiam meam: et portæ inferi non prævalebunt adversus eam: et tibi dabo claves regni cælorum.
Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.
V/. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem.
R/. Sed libera nos a malo.
V/. Oremus pro beatissimo Papa nostro Benedicto, (ut Deus et Dominus noster, qui elegit eum in ordine episcopatus, salvum atque incolumem custodiat Ecclesiæ suæ sanctæ, ad regendum populum sanctum Dei).
R/. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum ejus.
V/. Fiat manus tua super virum dexteræ tuæ.
R/. Et super filium hominis quem confirmasti tibi.
Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum Benedictum, quem pastorem Ecclesiæ tuæ præësse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quæsumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus præëst, proficere; ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui facis mirabilia magna solus, prætende super famulum tuum Benedictum Papam nostrum, et super cunctas congregationes illi commissas, spiritum gratiæ salutaris: et ut in veritate tibi complaceant, perpetuum eis rorem tuæ benedictionis infunde.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, miserere famulo tuo Pontifici nostro Benedicto, et dirige eum secundum tuam clementiam in viam salutis æternæ: ut, te donante, tibi placita cupiat et tota virtute perficiat. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. R/. Amen.
Exaudi, Deus, deprecationem nostram: dies super dies Papæ Benedicti adjicias; multiplicetur in senecta uberi; renovetur ut aquilæ juventus sua; longitudine dierum repleas eum; et ostendas illi salutare tuum. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. R/. Amen.