Lets not forget that Francis is embattled, as any reform Pope is expected to be. As the Israelite people prayed for King David let us pray for Pope Francis.
- The LORD answer you in time of distress; the name of the God of Jacob defend you!
- May God send you help from the temple, from Zion be your support.
- May God remember your every offering, graciously accept your holocaust, Selah
- Grant what is in your heart, fulfill your every plan.
- May we shout for joy at your victory, raise the banners in the name of our God. The LORD grant your every prayer!
- Now I know victory is given to the anointed of the LORD. God will answer him from the holy heavens with a strong arm that brings victory.
- Some rely on chariots, others on horses, but we on the name of the LORD our God.
- They collapse and fall, but we stand strong and firm.
- LORD, grant victory to the king; answer when we call upon you (Psalm 20).