Saturday, October 22, 2011

Blessed Pope John Paul II

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The following should have been shared on Saturday. Thanks Mary Jane.

Litany to Blessed Pope John Paul II

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.

John Paul, lover of God and man, pray for us.

John Paul, Supreme Pontiff, pray for us.

John Paul, Servant of the Servants of God, pray for us.

John Paul, Vicar of Christ, pray for us.

John Paul, Bishop of Rome, pray for us.

John Paul, son of Mary, pray for us.

John Paul, follower of Christ, pray for us.

John Paul, world wide apostle of the Good News, pray for us.

John Paul, devoted adorer of the Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.

John Paul, lover of the Rosary, pray for us.

John Paul, lover of the sick and poor, pray for us.

John Paul, head of Christ's Church, pray for us.

John Paul, moral beacon, pray for us.

John Paul, bishop of bishops, pray for us.

John Paul, fighter of tyranny, pray for us.

John Paul, Pope of the New Advent, pray for us.

O Lord, in your mercy and love, you granted to the Church a truly remarkable shepherd in Pope John Paul. We now call him "Great" because of his true devotion to you through the Blessed Virgin Mary. May he be our leader on the march to your Eternal Kingdom from his heavenly throne. Amen

Novena Prayer for the Canonization of Pope John Paul II



O Blessed Trinity We thank You for having graced the Church with Pope John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of your Fatherly care, the glory of the cross of Christ, and the splendor of the Holy Spirit, 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, and 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, hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints. Amen.

5 comments:

noreen said...

Amen to that Esther!

Barb, sfo said...

You know, there was always something to that "leaning on the cross" thing he did. You could tell it wasn't just something he used to keep his failing body from falling over. He really was leaning on the CROSS. Seeing pictures like that really inspires me.

Joni said...

Thanks for your prayers for my dad, Esther. I greatly appreciate it!

Spence Ohana said...

My son's Godparents had a grandson born on his feast day, they were thrilled about it.

Esther G. said...

Noreen: Yes, indeed!

Barb, very nice reflection and observation!!

You're welcome Joni. Hope your dad is better today.

Melissa, what an honor!