A Prayer for Pope Francis During his Hospitalization
Editor’s note: Pope Francis was taken to the hospital on Wednesday, March 29. The Vatican said in a statement that the Holy Father has “a respiratory infection that requires some days of appropriate medical therapy in hospital.”
We ask you to look with favor on your servant Francis,
who has served you as a Jesuit, a priest, an archbishop, a cardinal and now as a pope.
Most of all, he has served you as a faithful Christian, sharing the love, mercy and compassion
that your Son showed to all he encountered, especially those who were poor or struggling.
As Francis faces this new illness,
help the doctors and nurses who care for him,
help him to bear any pain with grace
and help him to heal quickly.
We ask this in your Holy Name.
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