Friday, March 15, 2013

A Prayer for Pope Francis

Lord, source of eternal life and truth,

give to your shepherd Francis

a spirit of courage and

right judgment, a spirit of

knowledge and love.

By governing with fidelity those

entrusted to his care, may he,

as Successor to the

Apostle Peter and Vicar of Christ,

build your Church

into a sacrament of unity,

love, and peace for all the world.

We ask this through our Lord

Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns

with You and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.


from the
Basilica of the National Shrine
of the Immaculate Conception