National Prayer for the 2015 Papal Visit to the Philippines :: Catholic News Agency
National Prayer for the 2015 Papal Visit to the Philippines

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