A Prayer For Pope Francis

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By Rhett Engelking

Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier,
If Christ is our Rock the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail.
Let us pause to recall that we are in the holy presence of God

Heavenly Mother, as you can see, your house lies in ruin.
Thanks be to God for the blessings of this new day.

The keys have been passed and a poor Argentinian has come to “evangelize Rome”
May he remain humble,
May he repair your house,
May he exercise great discernment,
May he liberate all of creation through the power of your revelation,
What has been bound on earth is bound in heaven.
Thanks be to God for the blessings of this new day.

As we gather in communities of two, three and more, let us recall our own houses.
Let us pause to consider all that we can agree upon.

Heavenly Father,
Forgive us our debts that we may be loosed from the suffering of our iniquity.
Forgive our debtors that our house may know no bounds.

Brothers and Sisters, Let us begin to serve the Lord our God, for up till now we have done little.

Amen

Rhett Engelking is the Franciscan Earth Corps Program Director. He wrote this prayer for Pope Francis on the day of his election, March 13th, 2013.

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  1. Reblogged this on Acting Franciscan and commented:

    In Honor of Pope Francis’ election anniversary, here is a prayer for Pope Francis written by Rhett Engelking, Franciscan Earth Corps Program Director.

  2. Reblogged this on Felician Sisters CSSF and commented:
    A Prayer For Pope Francis

    By Rhett Engelking

    Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier,
    If Christ is our Rock the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail.


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