The semi-annual USCCB meeting of American bishops concluded recently. The news from their conference could have been more encouraging, certainly. You may be annoyed with the USCCB, bishops in general, and perhaps even your bishop in particular.
That doesn’t mean, however, that we should neglect praying for them.
Pedro de la Cruz composed the following beautiful prayer for CatholicPrayerCards.org:
Most Glorious God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we pray for our Bishop, N.
May he and all of the bishops, in union with the Holy Father, remain steadfast in defending the Catholic Church from the moral errors of our day. Help them speak boldly against all who have tried to corrupt the Church and those who have spread the contagion of the world amongst your flock.
Give them strength to oppose, with great vigor, the terrible abuses which have wounded and scandalized the faithful. May our apostolic shepherds proclaim, with a unified and prophetic voice, the truth about the dignity of each human life, the sanctity of sacramental marriage, the blessing o life-giving conjugal love, and all issues that the Church has championed throughout the centuries.
Strengthen them to preach with fiery conviction against all forms of abuse, corruption, and perversion. May they lead your Church to healing and reform through transparency and fidelity. With unwavering courage, may they imitate Christ, and lay down their lives for their sheep. Keep them faithful to the end, like so many holy saints and martyrs of the Church, who have shepherded the people of God with crosier in hand.
O Mary, Virgin Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, hold all bishops close to your Immaculate Heart!
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