A Prayer for the Feast of John Paul II
Papal biographer George Weigel, among others, has been promulgating this:
O Blessed Trinity, we thank You for having graced the Church with Pope John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of Your fatherly care, the glory of the cross of Christ, and the splendor of the Spirit of love to shine through him. Trusting fully in your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession of Mary, he gave us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd and showed us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you. Grant us, by his intercession and according to your will, the graces we implore, hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints. Amen.