Lord Jesus Christ,
You willed to build Your Church on Peter the Rock
and the Popes who have succeeded him through the ages.
Pour forth Your grace on our Holy Father Benedict XVI
that he may be a living sign and an indefatigable promoter of the unity of the Church.
Help him to proclaim Your message to all people
and to listen to the message that comes to him from the consensus
of all its members and from the world that You made.
Make him serve others after Your example and in accord with his traditional title:
"Servant of the servants of God."
Unite us closely to him and make us docile to his teachings.
And, Lord, please protect our Holy Father in this time of danger.