You are the Good Shepherd,
Always providing for our needs and leading us to eternal life.
We thank you for Pope Francis I,
Your Vicar on earth,
The Servant of the Servants of God.
Give him holiness and strength to carry out his mission,
And may he be for the world
A sign of your love
And a clear voice for truth, justice,
And the sanctity of human life.
May all he says and does
Lead us closer to you, who live and reign forever and ever. Amen!