[This prayer has been approved for use by the laity
to invoke the intercession of Pope John Paul II.]
O Holy Trinity,
we thank You for having given to the Church Pope John Paul II,
and for having made him shine with Your fatherly tenderness,
the glory of the Cross of Christ
and the splendor of the Spirit of love.
He, trusting completely in Your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary,
has shown himself in the likeness of Jesus the Good shepherd
and has pointed out to us holiness
as the path to reach eternal communion with You.
Grant us, through his intercession,
according to Your will,
the grace that we implore,
in the hope that he will soon be numbered among Your saints.