Jesus said to Simon Peter, “I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”. (Matthew 16:19)
My dream is to be like St Peter and one day, enter the Kingdom of Heaven to a chorus of celebration from the Angels and Saints. (Anne: 9yrs)
Lord Jesus, I pray for all Shepherds but particularly Pope Francis who now holds the Key that You gave to St Peter. Protect and guide him as he cares for the flock of the worldwide Catholic Church.
Prayer: Psalm 149
Sing a new song to the Lord,
his praise is the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel rejoice in its Maker,
let Sion’s sons exult in their king.
Let them praise his name with dancing
and make music with timbrel and harp.
For the Lord takes delight in his people.
He crowns the poor with salvation.
Let the faithful rejoice in their glory,
shout for joy and take their rest.
Let the praise of God be on their lips
and a two-edged sword in their hand.
to deal out vengeance to the nations
and punishment on all the peoples;
to bind their kings in chains
and their nobles in fetters of iron;
to carry out the sentence pre-ordained:
this honour is for all his faithful.