VISIT TO THE SACRARIUM OF THE FOSSE ARDEATINE
PRAYER OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
Third Sunday of Lent, 27 March 2011
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. (Ps 23 ).
O God, merciful Father, we thank you for giving us your Son Jesus, the Good Shepherd who gave his life for us.
With his death and Resurrection He set us free from the slavery of sin and unfolded before us the path to eternal life We pray to you for these our brothers who in this place were mercilessly slaughtered, grant that they may for ever enjoy the light and peace of your Kingdom.
We ask this of you through Christ Our Lord.
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