Prayers for the Election of a new Pope

Sede Vacante 2013

Commemoration of St Peter, Prince of the Apostles

Ant. Thou art the Shepherd of the sheep, and the Prince of the Apostles, and unto thee hath God given the keys of the kingdom of heaven.

V. Thou art Peter.

R. And upon this rock I will build My Church.

Let us pray

O God, Who hast given unto thy Blessed Apostle Peter the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and the power to bind and to loose, loose us, we beseech thee, at his mighty intercession, from all the bonds of our sins. Who liveth & reigneth for ever & ever.


For the Election of a new Pope

Let us Pray.

O Lord, with suppliant humility we entreat Thee, that in Thy boundless mercy Thou wouldst grant the most holy Roman Church a pope, who, by his zeal for us, may be pleasing to Thee, and by his good government may ever be honoured by Thy people for the glory of Thy name.

Through the same Christ our Lord.