On Tuesday December 17th, our beloved Pope Francis will celebrate his 77th birthday. Aid to the Church in Need would like to give him a very special gift and send him a booklet containing birthday wishes from all people wishing to pray for him on his birthday.
We all know that the title of Pontiff bestows upon the Holy Father the job of building bridges with God, and among men, also placing on his shoulders the heavy responsibility of becoming a beacon for the Church on earth. This is why we believe that your constant prayers will be for him a token of God’s trust which will him the strength to accompany our every step along the way.
We would like to invite you to send us your personal wishes for the Pope. We will ensure that each one sent to us is placed within a booklet which we will personally send to the Holy Father.
We are offering up this prayer for him by Saint Francis of Assisi, this prayer which inspired Pope Francis’ choice of name. We offer it for his health and for his ministry :
- Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
- Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
- Where there is injury, pardon;
- Where there is error, truth;
- Where there is doubt, faith;
- Where there is despair, hope;
- Where there is darkness, light;
- And where there is sadness, joy.
- O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
- To be consoled as to console;
- To be understood as to understand;
- To be loved as to love.
- For it is in giving that we receive;
- It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
- And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
I will pray for Pope Francis! Please send him my wishes :
Thank you to all for making this a special and touching collection of prayers and wishes for our Pope!