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Monday 11 March 2013

Prayers for the Conclave

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Collect from the Missal

Let us pray.
O God, eternal shepherd,
who govern your flock with unfailing care,
grant in your boundless fatherly love
a pastor for your Church
who will please you by his holiness
and to us show watchful care.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

May the wondrous grace of your majesty,
we pray, O Lord,
gladden us with the gift of a shepherd
who will instruct your people by his virtues
and imbue the minds of the faithful
with the truth of the Gospel.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Litany of Holy Popes

Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy. Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.
Christ hear us. Christ graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Mother of the Church, pray for us.

St Michael, pray for us.
All holy angels, pray for us.

St Joseph, pray for us.

St Peter, pray for us.
St Paul

St Linus
St Anacletus
St Clement I
St Evaristus
St Alexander I
St Sixtus I
St Telesphorus
St Hyginus
St Pius I
St Anicetus
St Soter
St Eleuterus
St Victor I
St Zephyrinus
St Callixtus I
St Urban I
St Pontian
St Anterus
St Fabian
St Cornelius
St Lucius I
St Stephen I
St Sixtus II
St Dionysius
St Felix I
St Eutychian
St Caius
St Marcellinus
St Marcellus I
St Eusebius
St Militiades
St Sylvester I
St Mark
St Julius I
St Damasus I
St Siricius
St Anastasius I
St Innocent I
St Zosimus
St Boniface I
St Celestine I
St Sixtus III
St Leo I
St Hilarius
St Simplicius
St Felix III
St Gelasius I
St Symmachus
St Hormisdas
St John I
St Felix IV
St Agapetus I
St Silverius
St Gregory the Great
St Boniface IV
St Adeodatus I
St Martin I
St Eugene I
St Vitalian
St Agatho
St Leo II
St Benedict II
St Sergius I
St Gregory II
St Gregory III
St Zachary
St Paul I
St Leo III
St Stepehn IV
St Paschal I
St Leo IV
St Nicholas I
St Adrian III
St Gregory VII
St Celestine V
St Pius X
Bd Pius IX
Bd John XXIII
Bd John Paul II
All holy Popes

St Aloysius
St Philip Neri
All holy men and women

That you would be pleased to govern and preserve your holy Church, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would grant peace and unity to the whole Christian people, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would strengthen and preserve us in your holy service, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would lead all people to the light of the Gospel, we beseech you, hear us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world. Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world. Have mercy on us.

Let us pray.
O God, eternal shepherd,
who govern your flock with unfailing care,
grant in your boundless fatherly love
a pastor for your Church
who will please you by his holiness
and to us show watchful care.

O God the source of all holy desires,
right counsels, and just works,
grant to your servants that peace which the world cannot give;
that our hearts may be wholly devoted to your service,
and that, freed from the fear of our enemies,
we may pass our days in quietness under your protection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.