O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, mercifully look upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as the chief Shepherd to preside over Thy Church. We earnestly beg Thee to help him edify, both by word and example, those over whom he has charge, that he may reach everlasting life together with the flock entrusted to him. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.