Prayer for a New Pope

O Lord Jesus Christ,
Supreme Pastor of Your Church,
we thank you for the ministry
of Pope Benedict XVI
and the selfless care with which he has led 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
and sustain Your Church in faith, hope,

and charity.
Grant, Lord Jesus,
in Your boundless love for us,
a new Pope for Your Church
who will please You by his holiness
and lead us faithfully to You,
who are the same yesterday, today, and forever. Amen.

©February 2013, Knights of Columbus Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore