Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. One person who often requests our prayers is our Holy Father, Pope Francis. In fact, his very first Instagram post was simply captioned “Pray for me”.
In addition for praying for Pope Francis as the leader of our Church, you can also pray for his monthly prayer intentions.
A prayer for our Holy Father is given below. The simple language in the prayer makes it appropriate for all ages, even young children.
Prayer for Our Holy Father
God our Father, please watch over
Our Holy Father on earth, Pope Francis.
Keep him safe from harm.
Protect him from evil.
Jesus our Good Shepherd,
Show him the right path to follow.
Hold him in your loving care.
Let him follow your example in leading your flock.
Holy Spirit, please guide Pope Francis.
Inspire him to teach through his example of service.
Grant him the courage to speak the truth.
Give him your guidance every day.