"Hierarchical communion is vividly expressed in the Eucharistic prayers; when the priest prays for the Pope, the College of Bishops and his own Bishop, he not only expresses a sentiment of devotion, but attests to the authenticity of his celebration as well."
-- Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Communionis Notio)
Prayer for the Pope
Lord Jesus, shelter our Holy Father, Pope Francis, under the protection of Thy Sacred Heart. Be Thou his light, his strength, and his consolation.
O God, the Pastor and Ruler of all the faithful, look down, in Your mercy, upon Your servant Pope Francis, whom You have appointed to preside over Your Church and grant, we beseech You, that both by word and example, he may edify all those under his charge so that with the flock entrusted to him, he may arrive at length unto life everlasting. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.