O gracious God, our shepherd and guide!
Look with love on Francis your servant, whom you have appointed as successor to Saint Peter.
Grant him courage and wisdom and fill him with love for your people.
May he serve with fidelity all those whom you have entrusted to his care
And bring your Church together in unity of heart and purpose
As we seek to fulfill the mission of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.