Prayer for the Holy Father

God, our Father, we ask You to look with mercy and love
on your servant, John Paul II, whom You have chosen
to govern Your Church and shepherd Your people.

May he, through word and through example,
direct, sustain and encourage the people in his care,
so that with them he may share
everlasting life in Your kingdom.


May the Lord preserve our Holy Father, John Paul II.
May He give him life and protect him in this life
and reserve for him the reward of the just.