Thursday, March 14, 2013
Then he asked the crowd to join him in thanking and praying for Benedict XVI by leading us in an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be, in Italian, I think. Our eyes were tearing up, in response to the spirituality we were experiencing. What a great concept to pray together with all the people there and the many millions watching from all over the world. We all agreed that he was on the right track by unabashedly beginning by praying aloud and inviting us all to join him.
Lord God, please help him to know your Will and to Do it, serving You in Love and Holiness. Please help him to continue to bring forth the New Evangelization by attracting the young people, and help him to lead each of us to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Lord, Have mercy on me, a sinner. ... God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:7–8).