O Wisdom of our God Most High,
Let your Spirit rest upon Pope Francis.
Grant him every grace he needs to heal the Church in our time.
O King of All Nations,
Soften the divisions of country, ethnicity, class, and political party.
Help us to know that we are one human family, beloved of God.
O Radiant Dawn,
protect all expectant mothers.
Bless families who anticipate the birth or adoption of a child,
and keep watch with those whose children are in danger.
O Emmanuel, God with us,
Stay close to those separated from loved ones
by distance or death during the holidays,
and console all who struggle to rejoice at Christmas.
O Key of David,
open the gates of paradise to all who have died,
and those served by the outreach ministries of St. Vincent DePaul.
Sung response . . .