My spiritual director long ago suggested to me that in praying the Psalms of the Divine Office I might remember a particular person or intention for each Psalm. I form the intention before I read it, so as it happens I usually don't know ahead of time which Psalm is next in the queue.
Today at Lauds one of my intentions was for the Holy Father, that he might be blessed, strengthened, and given the graces he needs. This is the Psalm that followed, so familiar to traditional Catholics:
42:1 Iúdica me, Deus, et discérne causam meam de gente non sancta, * ab hómine iníquo, et dolóso érue me.
42:2 Quia tu es, Deus, fortitúdo mea: * quare me repulísti? et quare tristis incédo, dum afflígit me inimícus?
42:3 Emítte lucem tuam et veritátem tuam: * ipsa me deduxérunt, et adduxérunt in montem sanctum tuum, et in tabernácula tua.
42:4 Et introíbo ad altáre Dei: * ad Deum, qui lætíficat iuventútem meam.
42:5 Confitébor tibi in cíthara, Deus, Deus meus: * quare tristis es, ánima mea? et quare contúrbas me?
42:6 Spera in Deo, quóniam adhuc confitébor illi: * salutáre vultus mei, et Deus meus.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
42:1 Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy: * deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.
42:2 For thou art God my strength: * why hast thou cast me off? and why do I go sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me?
42:3 Send forth thy light and thy truth: * they have conducted me, and brought me unto thy holy hill, and into thy tabernacles.
42:4 And I will go in to the altar of God: * to God who giveth joy to my youth.
42:5 To thee, O God my God, I will give praise upon the harp: * why art thou sad, O my soul? and why dost thou disquiet me?
42:6 Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him: * the salvation of my countenance, and my God.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
This Psalm, which is a reference to the Christ, may be fittingly applied to His Vicar.