God our Father,
In Jesus your Son, You have given to Your Church
the perfect model of priest, prophet and King,
and so You have blessed us through His sacrifice,
taught us through His Word,
and guided us through His rule.
We thank You for the previous bishops
who have cared for the people of the Diocese of Duluth.
We ask You, Father, to guide and enlighten
those who will be tasked with helping to choose the next bishop of our diocese.
May the man they choose be a man of deep and true prayer,
a man of compassionate heart and firm resolve,
and a man of joy and peace, who desires above all to do Your will.
We entrust our prayers to our Patroness, Mary, Queen of the Rosary,
and ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.