V. Let us pray for Benedict XVI, the Pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him, give him a long life, make him blessed upon the earth, and may the Lord not hand him over to the power of his enemies.
V. May your hand be upon your holy servant.
R. And Upon your son whom you have anointed.
Let us pray.
O God, the Pastor and Ruler of all the faithful, look down, in your mercy, upon you servant Benedict, whom you have appointed to preside over your Church; and grant, we beseech you, that both by word and example, he may edify all those under his charge; so that, with the flock entrusted to him, he may arrive at length unto life everlasting. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
V. Oremus Pro Pontifice nostro Benedict XVI
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius.
V. Fiat manus tua super virum dexterae tuae.
R. Et super filium tuum quia confirmasti tibi.
Deus omnium fidelium pastor et rector famulum tuum Benedict, et quem pastorem Ecclesiae Tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo quibus praeest, proficere; ut ad vitam una cum grege sibi credito sempiternam. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.