EWTN Catholic Q&A
Prayers
Question from Martin on 04-02-2005:

Are there any special novena prayers after a Pope's death? Are there any special prayers for a conclave and election of a new Pope?

Answer by Colin B. Donovan, STL on 04-03-2005:

Prayer for the Response of the Soul of Pope John Paul II

Father, eternal shepherd, hear the prayers of your people for your servant John Paul II, who governed your Church with love. In your mercy bring him with the flock entrusted to his care to the reward you have promised your faithful servants. 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. Amen (Roman Missal)

Prayer for the Election of a Pope

Lord God, you are our eternal shepherd and guide. In your mercy grant your Church a shepherd who will walk in your ways and whose watchful care will bring us your blessing. 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. Amen. (Roman Missal)

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