This Pope St. John Paul II Prayer for Guidance asks for the knowledge of God’s will and the freedom to do it. It also remembers God’s mercy and asks for solidarity among all people .
This prayer is part of Pope St. John Paul II’s address to young Muslims in Morocco on August 19, 1985.
St. John Paul II Prayer for Guidance
O God, You are our Creator.
You are good and Your mercy knows no bounds.
To You arises the praise of every creature.
O God, You have given us an inner law by which we must live.
To do Your will is our task.
To follow Your ways is to know peace of heart.
To You we offer our homage.
Guide us on all the paths we travel upon this earth.
Free us from all the evil tendencies which lead our hearts away from Your will.
Never allow us to stray from You.
O God, judge of all humankind, help us to be included among Your chosen ones on the last day.
O God, Author of peace and justice, give us true joy and authentic love, and a lasting solidarity among peoples.
Give us Your everlasting gifts.
This prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe is attributed to St. John Paul II. He had a great devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. He first prayed this prayer in 1979 when visiting her basilica in Mexico.
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