watch over your Church in these days,
as the See of Peter falls vacant.
Guide our Father Cardinals
as they prepare to gather in Conclave
to elect the one chosen to lead your people.
Give us, O Heavenly Father,
a devoted Holy Father who will watch over your flock
with fidelity, strength and love.
Form him according to the Heart of your Son.
And to your servant Benedict,
who has spent himself in the service of your Church,
give him every blessing and grace,
days of rest and peace,
and when you shall come for him
the reward of his labours.
Mary, Mother of the Church,
pray for us.