Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Historic Meeting

Echoing the views of Occidentalis here with this prayer for Pope Benedict and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at their historic meeting this week:-

O Holy Father, from Whom all blessings flow, we come before Thee in meekness and bow down: humbly we beseech Thee to look kindly upon the meeting of Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, and Pope Benedict, Pontiff of Rome.

For too long, there hath been division and alienation in the Church, when there should have been the unity of the Body of Christ. We beg Thy mercy and wisdom, O Lord, to provide for the welfare of the holy churches of God and for their union. Let this occasion of fellowship be for the healing of old disputes.

In Thy infinite power, protect these Shepherds of the Great and Holy Pasture of Christ. Shield them, and all who attend, from the peril of harm. And in Thy matchless grace, establish a bright new work in these latter days, so that the world might see the Face of Christ; so that men and women might repent, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and be saved in the Apostolic Church of God.

For these supplications, we humbly beseech Thee, Holy Father, hear us and have mercy.

To which I heartily say Amen, Amen , Amen.
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1 comment:

Renee said...

And "Amen"!