Praise to you, Lord our God,
our eternal shepherd and guide.
In your faithfulness,
grant to the Diocese of Pueblo
a shepherd whose watchful care and kindly zeal
will continue the good work of his predecessors.
In your love for us,
give us a shepherd who will lead us
in being Christís heart of mercy,
voice of hope, and hands of justice.
Help him to fill our minds and hearts
with the truth of the Gospel,
the power of the sacraments,
and the desire to build up your holy Church.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
your Son and our Lord,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen