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O God, who care for your peoples with gentleness and rule them in love,
endow with a spirit of wisdom
those to whom you have handed on authority to govern,
that your people may be led to know the truth more fully
and to grow in holiness according to your will. Through Christ our Lord.


O Lord, ruler and guardian of your Church, pour out, we pray, upon your servants
a spirit of truth, understanding and peace, that they may strive with all their heart
to know what is pleasing to you
and then pursue it with all their strength. Through Christ our Lord.

Source: Committee on Divine Worship, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)