Heavenly Father, you are the “Good Shepherd,” who gave to Peter the task of leading and protecting your flock, protect the Holy Father, successor of Peter, and help him to guide the Church closer to you. Hail Mary.
At the end of this day, I feel a bit like St. Peter: eager to follow you, but inconstant and fragile and sometimes even cowardly. Help me, Lord, to become a reliable, courageous and faithful steward, ready to help those in need. Hail Mary.