Universal Prayers for use before February 28th

(One of the following prayers may be chosen for the Universal Prayers [Prayer of the Faithful] for Sunday and daily Mass)

For our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, in thanksgiving for his ministry and leadership, we pray to the Lord…

For Pope Benedict XVI, may he continue to inspire the Church with his ministry of prayer, we pray to the Lord…

That the work of Pope Benedict XVI will continue to be a living reminder of this gentle shepherd who served so faithfully as the bishop of Rome, we pray to the Lord…

That the millions of people who have been touched by the life and ministry of Pope Benedict XVI will continue to be inspired by his teachings and example, we pray to the Lord…