A Prayer for the Election of a New Pope

O God, who in your wondrous love watches over your Church, fill the cardinal-electors with your Holy Spirit

to strengthen and inspire them as they choose a new Holy Father to lead us.

May they choose a shepherd for your Church

who will please you in his holiness and guide his flock

with love and watchful care, especially for the sick, the poor and the vulnerable.

We pray that your Holy Spirit will hover over the one who is chosen

to strengthen him to be a messenger of love, peace and unity in our world.

We offer our prayer through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.


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