“And now I would like to give you my blessing. But before I do, I would like to ask you a favor: before the bishop blesses the people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that He bless me…. the prayer of the people for a blessing upon their bishop. Let us take a moment of silence for you to offer your prayer for me.”
Most powerful words of the day. I was pretty much stunned when I watched our brand new Holy Father ask for our blessing! I felt so united and close to this man that yesterday I had barely heard of, and so united as a whole Church as we prayed together, we NEED each other, we need our Pope and he needs us! Let’s not stop praying for him, and I look forward to getting to know him better every day!
Quote from http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-francis-1st-words