The much-anticipated conclave began today as cardinals from around the world entered the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope. Let us pray along with our cardinals that the Holy Spirit will guide them as they vote, and that our new pope will guide the Church in faithfulness to Christ’s teachings.
Prayer for the Conclave to Elect a New Pope
Heavenly Father, we pray in union with the whole Church for the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Cardinals. May the Princes of the Church listen attentively to Your Spirit during the conclave.
Almighty God, we pray that the conclave brings us a Pope who pleases You by guiding Your Church to grow in faithfulness to You. We pray together with the intercession of our Mother Mary and all the Saints. Please Lord, protect and guide your Church during this time of transition.
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