Prayer for a New Bishop
In Jesus, your Son, You have given to your Church the perfect model of
priest, prophet, and king, and so You have blessed us through His sacrifice,
taught us through His word, and guided us through His rule.
We thank You for the previous bishops who have cared for the people
of the diocese of Duluth. We ask You, Father, to guide and enlighten
those who will be tasked with helping to choose the next bishop of our
diocese. May the man they choose be a man of deep and true prayer,
a man of compassionate heart and firm resolve, and a man of joy and
peace, who desires above all to do Your will.
We entrust our prayers to our Patroness, Mary, Queen of the Rosary,
and ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.