It is our custom in Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel to recite the following prayers for our Holy Father at the end of each community Rosary. His Holiness, Pope Francis will need many and great graces to sustain him in his very difficult office. We pray that he will uphold Catholic dogma, restore tradition, and properly consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
We encourage all Third Order members, friends, and benefactors to add these prayers to their family or private Rosaries.
(to be said after the Rosary)
V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Francis.
R. The Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him to be blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies (Roman Breviary).
Our Father. Hail Mary.
(From the old Raccolta: A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, when this prayer has been devoutly said every day for a month (S.C. Ind., Nov. 26, 1876; S. P. Ap., Oct 12, 1931).
Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy upon Thy servant, Francis, our Supreme Pontiff, and direct him, according to Thy loving-kindness, in the way of eternal salvation; that, of thy gift, he may ever desire that which is pleasing unto thee and may accomplish it with all his might. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen (Roman Ritual).
(From the old Raccolta: An indulgence of three years, a plenary indulgence once a month on the usual conditions, for the daily devout recitation of this prayer. S. P. Ap., March 10, 1935).