Benedictus XVI

Joseph Ratzinger

19.IV.2005 - 28.II.2013


Prayer written by Pope Benedict XVI around May 2005:


Prayer for the Pope


source of eternal life and truth,

give to your shepherd

a spirit of courage and

right judgement,

a spirit of knowledge and love.

By governing with fidelity those

entrusted to his care

may he, as successor to the

apostle Peter and vicar of Christ,

build your Church

into a sacrament of unity, love

and peace for all the world.


We ask this through our Lord

Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you

and the Holy Spirit,

one God

for ever and ever,