source of eternal life and truth,
give to your shepherd N.N.,
a spirit of courage and right judgment,
a spirit of knowledge and love.
By governing with fidelity
those entrusted to his care
may he, as successor to the apostle Peter
and vicar of Christ,
build your Church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.