Loving Father, your Son, Jesus, taught us to pray
and called us to be your Apostles of Prayer.
In the days of this Conclave
we ask you to send your Holy Spirit
upon the Cardinals gathered at St. Peter’s tomb.
Guide them to your will,
give them wisdom
to choose the one whom you have chosen
to sit upon the chair of St. Peter,
Bishop of Rome and Shepherd of your Church.
Give us the love and faith we need
to collaborate with him
united to his prayers and efforts
for the good of the Church and the world.