USCCB’s Papal Visit Prayers of the Day
for the imprisoned
(in honor of the Holy Father’s visit with detainees at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility)
O God, whose Son humbled himself
and took the form of a slave
to redeem the human race from being captive to sin,
grant to your servants held in confinement
that they may obtain the freedom you destine to all,
for we are your sons and daughters.
Through Christ our Lord.
(in honor of the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families Congress)
God and Father of us all,
in Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
you have made us
your sons and daughters
in the family of the Church.
May your grace and love
help our families
in every part of the world
be united to one another
in fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family,
with the aid of the Holy Spirit,
guide all families,
especially those most troubled,
to be homes of communion and prayer
and to always seek your truth and live
in your love.
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, pray for us!
The Holy Father first asked for our prayers from the balcony of Saint Peter’s Square, immediately after he was elected pope. During his visit to the United States, Pope Francis has asked repeatedly for prayers: He asked House Speaker John Boehner to pray for him. He asked the homeless in DC to pray for him. He asked schoolchildren in East Harlem to pray for him. He asked the faithful at Madison Square Garden and again in Philadelphia to pray for him. Let us pray for the Vicar of Christ on Earth:
Prayer for Pope Francis
Lord Jesus, shelter our Holy Father the Pope
under the protection of Your Sacred Heart.
Be his light, his strength, and his consolation.