DAILY NOVENA PRAYER FOR VACANT DIOCESES
O God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who founded the Church upon the Rock of Peter and the foundation of the Apostles, look upon Your faithful people with compassion and love. We pray for all Dioceses without a shepherd and those who are awaiting the arrival of the one already chosen for them. Grant, O Providential Father, that holy men will be selected to join the apostolic college as holy Bishops as men after Your own heart. Grant that those who are already Apostles in Your Church may be renewed by the light of truth and the strength of the saints, so that they may courageously preach the love of Jesus, the chief Cornerstone, and the teachings of Holy Mother Church with confidence and without fear. Send the Holy Spirit upon those tasked with the mission to find a holy successor in each See here in the United States. Grant to those who wait for their new Bishop, that he may be a man of integrity and resolve to work faithfully in the vineyard of the Harvest Master for the spread of Your Kingdom and the salvation of souls. May Your people rejoice at his coming, so he may lead the flock to Christ the Good Shepherd, that we may all graze in His eternal pasture in the Kingdom of Heaven. We ask these and all things through Christ our Lord. Amen.