God, our Father,
We ask You to look with mercy and love on Francis,
whom You have chosen to govern Your Church
and shepherd Your people.
May he, through word and through example,
direct, sustain and encourage the people in his care
so that with them he may share
everlasting life in Your Kingdom.
May the Lord preserve our Holy Father, Francis.
And may He give him life;
protect him in this life
reserve for him the reward of the just.