Prayer for Auxiliary Bishop-Elect

Heavenly Father, you sent Jesus to shepherd your people and the Holy Spirit to make your people one. Send your Holy Spirit to anoint our new Auxiliary Bishop–Elect, Fr Michael Router, that he may continue the work of renewal in the Church and unite our parishes, priests and people in love, truth and wisdom.

Give him a true shepherd’s heart like that of Jesus, that he may give strength to the weak, heal the broken hearted, console the lonely, bring back the wandering and be a power against the evil of our day.

We pray through Christ our Lord, AMEN.