Prayer for the Holy Father on his 50th Anniversary
Father of mercy, / we come before you with gratitude / for the 50 years of priesthood of Pope Francis, / whom you have made Peter’s successor. / Support him with the Spirit’s gifts / so that he can continue to preach the Gospel with priestly zeal / and lead the church with wisdom and strength and courage. / May his example of long and faithful service / be an inspiration to your priests and to all your faithful. / We ask this through Christ our Lord
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