Prayers in Honor of Pope Saints John Paul II and John XXIII

Prayer in Honor of Pope Saint John Paul II
Wise and gracious God,
in your divine wisdom
you sent Pope Saint John Paul II
to guide and shepherd the Church in changing times.

He courageously defended all human life
from conception to death. 
Through his intention, we pray, 
strengthen us to follow in his footsteps
so that we might experience
"true joy and authentic love,
and a lasting solidarity among peoples."

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Prayer in Honor of Pope Saint John XXIII
Loving and gracious God,
you gave us good Pope Saint John XXIII,
a reflection of your Son, Jesus Christ,
the light of the world.

As the source of our inner peace,
help us be, like him,
a disciple of peace in our care
for the poor and suffering.

Grant that through his intercession,
we may receive the grace to serve others
as we continue Christ's work among us.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen.