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.
O my Lord,
Peter was your choice,
your rock on which to anchor
the new and infant church,
big of heart,
like all men,
eager to work for you,
but who stumbled.
Yet you loved him,
and knew his heart,
and called him to feed your sheep.
Are not all who have stood in his shoes,
guided your church,
spoke your message,
been our papa
been like Peter,
but called by you to lead?
We pray for the next who will answer the call,
we pray for the men who will choose him,
and remembering your promise,
how the gates of hell will never prevail against your church,
we know that the Spirit will be there
to guide, guard and protect.
May the Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful
and enkindle in them the fire of your love,
especially the Cardinals,
and all those who are called to serve.