Archbishop Gustavo has requested that we join in daily prayer for Pope Francis throughout his visit to the United States. Please take a few moments in your day to set aside time to pray for the Holy Father. Please feel free to do this individually or in a group setting, whichever your day to day tasks allow. Thank you!
Prayer for the Visit of Pope Francis to the United States
Heavenly Father, we entrust to your loving care our Holy Father, Pope Francis, who, in your Providence, leads and guides the Church throughout the world.
As he visits the United States, fill us, Lord, with the joy of the Gospel. Give us the grace to respond to the Holy Father’s call to encounter Christ and to become missionary disciples who bear witness to His truth and love.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us, that we may walk with others, especially the poor and the vulnerable, and bring them to the healing touch of your Son, Jesus.
In your kindness, Lord, give success to the World Meeting of Families so that, under the leadership of Pope Francis, marriage and family life might be strengthened in every land and culture.
Look with love upon the Holy Father, so that with his presence and words, you may inspire us to protect the unborn, the ill and all those who are vulnerable; to defend our first and most cherished freedom, religious liberty; to welcome the stranger; and to serve the poor.
May this visit of Pope Francis confirm in our hearts the Gospel principles of charity, unity and fraternity. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.