Prayer for the Canonization of Pope John Paul II
O Eternal Father,
You granted your servant, John Paul II numerous graces
to inflame the world with his faith and love
for your most beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
As your faithful shepherd who lovingly tended his flock,
he served as an inspiring example for the youth,
an unflinching protector of the unborn,
a peace-keeper among nations, defender of the faith
and a believer in the value and dignity of human life.
Vouchsafe me, O Lord, the wisdom that through the example of his virtues,
I may also learn my duties faithfully as ordinary Christian
to honor and to serve the Mother Church,
the Roman Pontiff, and to become a real fisher of men.
I humble before you O Holy Mighty One,
to cause the veneration of John Paul II
as one of the Church’s canonized saints,
and also to heed my request, especially the petition which I now implore
(mention here your prayer request you wish to pray for).
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer,
through the intercession of His Most Holy Mother, Mary, the Virgin. Amen.