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.