My Prayer for Our New Pope: Lord, thank You for watching over the conclave and guiding the cardinals by the ever-present gift of the Holy Spirit as they discerned who our next pope should be.
Jesus Christ and Blessed Mother Mary, keep your servant Pope Francis focused on the Will of the Lord above all else. Give him the courage to carry out the tenets of the Catholic faith which protect and respect the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Make him a bright light and lasting inspiration for priests and laity as we do our best to live, teach, and preach the New Evangelization. May his deep prayer life and joy in serving the Lord be an example for us all! Amen.