Prayer for Choosing a New Pope

We have written this prayer for selecting a new pope. This prayer recognizes the promises God has given to the Church, and asks Him for guidance in choosing a new leader.

Cricifixion of Peter by Masaccio


Father, You built your Church upon the Rock, Saint Peter.

And You promised your Church that the gates of Hell would never overcome it.

Guide your Church into the fullness of truth,

And preserve it in your love and mercy.

We pray for your guidance, as the Church chooses a new leader.

May he be a holy example and courageous leader, filled with your strength and love.

We pray in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.