Novena To St. John Paul II, Pope # 2 (October 13 – October 22)

[Say the following prayers daily, followed by the reflections found below.]

Priest:

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

People:

Amen.

Priest:

O Lord, open my lips.

People:

And my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Priest:

O God come to my assistance.

People:

O Lord, make haste to help me.

Priest:

Glory to the Father,
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,

People:

As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be;
world without end,

Amen.

DAILY READING: Optional.

Say the Our Father…

Say the Hail Mary…

Say the Glory Be…

Litany to Saint John Paul II, Pope.

Kyrie eleison;
Kyrie eleison.

Christe eleison;
Christe eleison.

Kyrie eleison;
Kyrie eleison.

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, Mother of God,
pray for us.

Servant of God, John Paul II,
pray for us.

Perfect disciple of Christ,
pray for us.

Generously gifted with the gifts of the Holy Spirit;
pray for us.

Great apostle of Divine Mercy;
pray for us.

Faithful Son of Mary;
pray for us.

Totally dedicated to the Mother of God;
pray for us.

Persevering preacher of the Gospel;
pray for us.

Pilgrim Pope;
pray for us.

Pope of the Millennium;
pray for us.

Model of industry;
pray for us.

Model of priests;
pray for us.

Drawing strength from the Eucharist;
pray for us.

Untiring man of prayer;
pray for us.

Lover of the rosary;
pray for us.

Strength of those doubting their faith;
pray for us.

Desiring to unite all those who believe in Christ;
pray for us.

Converter of sinners;
pray for us.

Defender of the dignity of every person;
pray for us.

Defender of life from conception to natural death;
pray for us.

Praying for the gift of parenthood for the infertile;
pray for us.

Friend of children;
pray for us.

Leader of youth;
pray for us.

Intercessor of families,
pray for us.

Comforter of the suffering;
pray for us.

Manly bearing his pain;
pray for us.

Sower of divine joy;
pray for us.

Great intercessor for peace;
pray for us.

Pride of the Polish nation;
pray for us.

Brilliance of the Holy Church;
pray for us.

That we may be faithful imitators of Christ;
pray for us.

That we may be strong with the power of the Holy Spirit;
pray for us.

That we may have trust in the Mother of God;
pray for us.

That we may grow in our faith, hope, and charity;
pray for us.

That we may live in peace in our families;
pray for us.

That we may know how to forgive;
pray for us.

That we may know how to bear suffering;
pray for us.

That we may not succumb to the culture of death;
pray for us.

That we may not be afraid and courageously fight off various temptations;
pray for us.

That he would intercede for us the grace of a happy death;
pray for us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Pray for us, Saint John Paul II,
That we may become worthy of the promises of Christ.

PRAYER TO SAINT 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 the way of achieving eternal communion with you.
Grant us, by his intercession,
and according to your will the graces we implore,
especially for

[Say your intention here…]

we ask this,
to he who is numbered among your saints.

Amen.

Conclusion

Make the Sign of the Cross as you say…

May the Lord bless us,
Protect us from all evil
And bring us to everlasting life.

4 Amen.

Saint John Paul II,
Pray for us.