Prayer To The Pope

The Pope is the head of the Roman Catholic Church and leader of over 1 billion people throughout the world. Our prayers to the pope allow us to pray and communicate with our religious leaders. You may want to say prayer to the pope to help you, bless a friend or relative, or give thanks for a blessing received.

Prayer to the Pope. Prayer to Saint Pope John Paul II is a very powerful prayer which has healed many people from all kinds of diseases, worries and problems. Therefore, if you want to win in the lottery or get a new job, get married or have a baby, you may entrust your petition to this powerful prayer.

Oh Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, our great father, you know the hearts and minds of all people. You inspire us to be better, to live in accordance with your holy laws, teaching us right and wrong.

As the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, The Pope is one of the most powerful and influential figures in the world. God spoke to him: “Show the people that you are with Me and that I am with you. Give me a sign.”

Prayer To The Pope

O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,
look favorably on your servant Francis,
whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd;

Grant, we pray, that by word and example
he may be of service to those over whom he presides
so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,
he may come to everlasting life.

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.

Prayer To The Pope

Here we want to talk about praying for the pope (also called the Holy Father), so let’s first look at some of what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about the pope:

“To proclaim the faith and to plant his reign, Christ sends his apostles and their successors. He gives them a share in his own mission. From him they receive the power to act in his person.

“The Lord made St. Peter the visible foundation of his Church. He entrusted the keys of the Church to him. The bishop of the Church of Rome, successor to St. Peter, is ‘head of the college of bishops, the Vicar of Christ and Pastor of the universal Church on earth’ (CIC, can. 331)” (paragraphs 935 and 936).

Some might question why we call the pope the “Holy Father.” Catholic Answers tackles this question:

“Only God is holy by his very essence; however, by a person, place, or thing’s association with God, it too can be called holy. To be called holy is to express the idea of consecration, that someone or something belongs to God. That is why the Bible can call many persons, places, and things holy.

“In Genesis 28:16, the place God appears is ‘holy.’ In Exodus 19:6, God tells the Israelites through Moses, ‘and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ God’s dwelling place in the Tabernacle is ‘holy’ (Ex. 28:43), as is the city of Jerusalem (Is. 48:2). Even a goat, the victim of sacrifice to God, is called ‘holy’ in Leviticus 10:17.

“After Christ’s death and resurrection, the Christians called themselves and each other ‘holy ones’ or ‘saints,’ called by God to be his (Rom. 1:7). In 1 Peter 1:16 we read, ‘It is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”’

“Since we are his holy people, and his people are the Church, it is fitting that the head of his holy people be called Holy Father—not because of his own merit, but because Christ died for him and for the Church that he leads on earth.”

We ask the Holy Spirit to guide our current pope, Pope Francis, as he leads the Catholic Church in this tumultuous 21st century! The pope has an incredibly heavy responsibility on his shoulders as he leads the Church, founded by our Lord Jesus Christ. We can help him shoulder this responsibility by praying for him.

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