Please pray for the man, Joseph Ratzinger, on this the 7th anniversary of his coronation as Pope Benedict XVI.  May his shoulders continue to have the strength to carry Holy Mother Church.

Prayers for the Holy Father

V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI.

R. The Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him to be blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.

Our Father, Hail Mary

Let us pray.

Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy upon Thy servant, Pope Benedict XVI, our Supreme Pontiff, and direct him, according to Thy loving-kindness, in the way of eternal salvation; that, of thy gift, he may ever desire that which is pleasing unto thee and may accomplish it with all his might. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.