you who said,
Upon this rock I will build my church
and the gates of hell will not overwhelm it,
we pray for the coming conclave,
knowing your hand will be fully on it,
that the Holy Spirit,
like living fire, will be there in their midst,
guiding the men on whose task
it is to choose the successor of Peter.
we pray for their hearts,
that they may hear your promptings.
We pray for their lives
that they may find the strength and dedication
to be your servants always.
We pray for your wisdom
to enlighten their hearts,
this day, and as long as you ask them to serve,
Lord, we ask the intercession of your saints for the outcome of the upcoming conclave.
St. Ambrose, pray for us.
St. Martin of Tours, pray for us.
St. Augustine of Hippo, pray for us.
St. Patrick, pray for us.
St. Thomas of Canterbury, pray for us.
St. Charles Borromeo, pray for us.
All you holy bishops in heaven, look down upon the men called into the office as cardinals, who will be selecting the next Bishop of Rome, and intercede for them that they may walk in the ways God calls them, faithful to the church, and answer that call as the Lord sees fit.
Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
St. Joseph, guardian of the Church, pray for us.
O Jesus, watch over your shepherds, and guide them with your own wisdom.