PRAYING FOR THE NEVER FAILING INTERCESSION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
O Blessed Trinity, we thank you
for having graced the Church with
Saint John Paul II and for allowing
the tenderness of your fatherly care,
the glory of the Cross of Christ
and the splendour of the Spirit of love
to shine through him.
Trusting fully in your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary,
he has given us a living image of
Jesus the Good Shepherd.
He has shown us that holiness
is the necessary measure of ordinary
Christian life and is the way of
achieving eternal communion with you.
Grant us, by his intercession,
and according to your will,
the graces we implore,
through Christ our Lord.
O God, You are our Creator.
You are good and Your mercy knows no bounds.
To You arises the praise of every creature.
O God, You have given us an inner law by which we must live.
To do Your will is our task.
To follow Your ways is to know peace of heart.
To You we offer our homage.
Guide us on all the paths we travel upon this earth.
Free us from all the evil tendencies which lead our hearts
away from Your will. Never allow us to stray from You.
O God, judge of all humankind, help us to be included among
Your chosen ones on the last day.
O God, Author of peace and justice, give us true joy and
authentic love, and a lasting solidarity among peoples.
Give us Your everlasting gifts. We ask this through
Jesus Christ our Lord Amen!
Glory be, to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
a world without end. AMEN
St. John Paul II, pray for us. Amen.