Prayer For The Canonization Of John Paul Ii

Teach us, too, we pray,
Humility so that we may
Be among the humble to whom the Father
In the Gospel promised
To reveal the mysteries of His Kingdom.
Teach us the look of faith that will help us recognize
The face of Jesus Himself in the poor and suffering.
Support us in our hours of trouble
And trial and, should we fall,
Let us feel the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness.
Teach us tender devotion
Towards Maria, mother of Christ and our Mother.
Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage
Towards the blessed Homeland,
Where we, too, hope to arrive
To contemplate eternally
The Glory of the Father,
The Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Almighty God and Creator, we give you thanks for your son and servant, Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II. Through your grace he made his life a magnificent example of service to you and to the Church throughout the world. Tirelessly, he took the message of peace and love to the far corners of the earth. His energy and joy inspired young people and people of all ages to follow in the path of Jesus. He missed no opportunity to affirm the dignity of all persons and to promote human rights. You called him to be a great leader, shepherd and teacher. He led us as a model, not only of strength but of vulnerability and suffering. We are grateful for the life of Saint John Paul II and for his canonization. We pray in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.