This St. John Paul II Prayer for Guidance asks for the grace to comprehend God's will and the liberty to carry it out. The prayer emphasizes God's mercy and calls for unity among people. It seeks guidance to follow God's will, avoid evil, and attain happiness, love, solidarity, and blessings from God.
Pope St. John Paul II delivered this prayer during his speech to young Muslims in Morocco on August 19, 1985. His address highlighted the significance of education, upholding human dignity, and striving for peace. He acknowledged the difficulties that the youth face in contemporary society and urged them to take charge of their lives and contribute towards a better future for society. The Pope emphasized the importance of faith and prayer, and encouraged young people to actively participate in creating a more prosperous world for all.
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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