Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I've Adopted a Cardinal!

As the College of Cardinals prepares to elect a new Pope,  a group got together and thought it would be a good idea for the faithful to adopt a cardinal from the college offering prayers and sacrifices so that they may be led by the Holy Spirit in electing our next Holy Father.
My cardinal's name is Lluis Martinez Sistach, the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain.
I love the idea of praying for our cardinals as they take on this very important and difficult task.
You can adopt a cardinal here. More than 77,000 people have joined in so far.
Thanks to Nancy at The Breadbox Letters for sharing this wonderful opportunity with us.

Comments welcome at The Front Porch.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.