Prayer published by the Vatican for the success of the 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops 5 OCT 2008 – 26 OCT 2008

Posted on October 6, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

“Shed Your Light Upon Your Church”

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2008 (

Lord Jesus Christ, whom the Father has commanded us to listen as his beloved Son, shed your light upon your Church, so that she might have nothing more holy than to listen to your voice and follow you. You are the Supreme Shepherd and Ruler of Souls. Look then upon the Pastors of your Church gathered in these days with the Successor of St. Peter in synod assembly. We implore you to sanctify them in truth and confirm them in faith and love.Lord Jesus Christ, send forth your Spirit of love and truth on the bishops in synod and on all who assist them in fulfilling their task. Make them more faithful to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches; stir their souls and teach them truth by that same Holy Spirit. Through their work, may the faithful of their Churches be purified and strengthened in spirit, so that they might greater follow the Gospel through which you accomplished salvation and they might make of themselves a living offering to the heavenly Father.May Mary, the Most Holy Mother of God and Mother of the Church, assist the Bishops in these days, as she assisted the Apostles in the Upper Room, and intercede with motherly affection to foster brotherly communion among them, to allow them to rejoice in prosperity and peace in the calmness of these days, and, in reading the signs of the times, to celebrate the majesty of the merciful God, the Lord of History, to the praise and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity, Father Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

see also

Working Document Ready for October Synod

Participants for Word of God Synod


The Mass readings are extremely pertinent to the Synod.
Sunday 5OCT2008 (St. Faustina)
Isaiah 5:1-7Psalm 80:9, 12-16, 19-20Philippians 4:6-9Matthew 21:33-43
Monday 6OCT2008 (St. Bruno)
Galatians 1:6-12Psalm 111:1-2, 7-10Luke 10:25-37


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