Prayer for Pope Francis
O Lord Jesus Christ,
Supreme Pastor of Your Church,
We thank you for the ministry of Pope Francis
And the selfless care with which he leads us
As Successor of Peter, and Your Vicar on earth.
Good Shepherd, who founded Your Church
On the rock of Peter’s faith
And have never left Your flock untended,
Look with love upon us now,
And sustain Your Church in faith, hope, and charity.
Grant, Lord Jesus, in Your boundless love for us,
that Pope Francis
may please You by his holiness
And lead us faithfully to You,
Who are the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Adapted from “A Prayer for Our Church”
Composed by Archbishop William E. Lori
16th Archbishop of Baltimore