Saint John Paul II believed prayer was his first duty as pope, to obtain help from God on behalf of the Church and world. Why did he say this prayer every day?
The legendary mystic and stigmatic Padre Pio was distinctly known for his devout prayer life, calling it the best weapon we possess, the key that opens the heart of God. Why did Padre Pio say this "secret weapon" prayer ever day?
As we celebrate the feast day of the late pontiff, read and pray the official prayer to Saint Pope John Paul II.
Graciously hear us, O Lord, when we call upon You, and grant unto our supplications a calm atmosphere, that we, who are justly afflicted for our sins, may, by Your protecting mercy, experience pardon. Through Christ our Lord.
Dear Lord Jesus and Mary, Mother of God, Hold all these brave souls in the palm of your hand, comfort them and their families.
You govern your creation, O God, and bring it to perfection by the work of our hands. Hear the prayers of your people who ask for work that will enhance their human dignity and promote the upbuilding of your kingdom. Enable them to provide for those confided to their care either by family ties or by charity we owe to one another for the betterment of human life. We ask this blessing in the name of Jesus who labored with his own hands while he lived on earth.
A litany prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O God of love, compassion, and healing, look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions, who gather today at this site, the scene of incredible violence and pain. We ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and peace to all who died here—
Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts which we are about to receive from Thy bounty; Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Angel of God, My Guardian Dear to whom God's love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side to light and guard and rule and...