Day 123: The Pope (880-887)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we give you praise and glory. Thank you that through your Son and by the Power of the Holy Spirit you established your Church. Thank you for selecting Simon, the fisherman, and making him your Vicar on Earth, making him the Al Habayit, making him that prime minister, making him the Pope. Thank you for giving him that role and for continuing that by the Power of your Holy Spirit down to this day that visible sign of unity. Thank you so much, Lord. And also thank you for giving us the Apostles and their successors, the bishops. Right now, Lord God, we want to lift up every individual bishop. That every person who is listening will just lift up before you every one of those bishops that are our bishops. We ask that you please continue to guide them. Continue to sanctify them. Continue to protect them. That they can lead us well. That they can teach us well. That they can sanctify us through their office. Lord God, make them holy. And by doing so, extend that holiness to your people as well. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”