Oh, St. John Paul,
from the window of heaven,
grant us your blessing!
Bless the Church that you loved
and served and guided,
courageously leading her along
the paths of the world
in order to bring Jesus
to everyone and everyone to Jesus.
Bless the young,
who were your great passion.
Help them dream again,
help them look up to the heavens
again to find the light that illuminates
the paths of life here on earth.
May you bless each and every family!
You warned of Satan’s assault
against this precious and indispensable
divine spark that God lit on earth.
St. John Paul, with your prayer,
may you protect the family
and every life that blossoms from the family.
Pray for the whole world,
which is still marked by tensions,
wars and injustice.
You opposed war by invoking dialogue
and planting the seeds of love:
pray for us so that we may
be tireless sowers of peace.
Oh St. John Paul,
from heaven’s window,
where we see you beside Mary,
send God’s blessing down upon us all.