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National Prayer for the Papal Visit




To be prayed before the Post Communion Prayer of Every Mass From August 1, 2014 until January 14, 2015



Commentator: God of mercy and compassion, we come to you in our need and lift up to you our nation as we prepare for the apostolic visit of Pope Francis.

Commentator: After every invocation we say together:
Bless your Church Lord!



Commentator:
That we may be faithful to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth
All: Bless your Church Lord!

Commentator: That we may be eager to meet and listen to Pope Francis
All: Bless your Church Lord!

Commentator:
That we may be compassionate with the poor and the needy
All: Bless your Church Lord!

Commentator: That we may be merciful with the weak and the lost
All: Bless your Church Lord!

Commentator: That we may humbly confess our sins and return to God
All: Bless your Church Lord!

Commentator: That we may frequently and devoutly receive Holy Communion
All: Bless your Church Lord!

Commentator: Let us pray


God our Father, we are all your children. Make of us a nation of mercy and compassion eager to meet Pope Francis. Make us a nation of holiness and heroism through Christ our Lord. Amen