Lord God heavenly King,
I pray for Your servant Benedict, Vicar of Christ, head of Your Church,
That he would have the courage, the strength, the wisdom and the will
to begin of the tremendous task of guiding Your Church out of the mire in which she has wallowed these past forty years.
Oh Lord, You alone understand the mystery of our time
but You also know that now, more than ever before,
the world needs to see Your Church,
guiding brightly and clearly