Thanksgiving prayer - Holy Father, Pope John Paul IIThanksgiving prayer for the deceased Holy Father the Pope John Paul II 

Heavenly Father Almighty God. It is with great sadness that we have received the news of the death of our beloved Pope John Paul II.

We appreciate your Divine Will and accept your calling for Him to be by your side. 

His departure leaves a great void in our hearts and in our Holy Mother Church, because he was an unprecedented leader for our modern times. He managed to touch the hearts of millions of people throughout the world not only Catholics but peoples of all religions and walks of life. 

We praise you and we thank you most generous Father for having given us a such a charismatic Pontiff, who stood firm defending our traditions and Orthodox Catholic beliefs, who protected our faith with the sword of his conviction just as Peter your first Vicar on earth.

Blessed Mother Mary we ask you to receive the soul of John Paul II, the Pope of your predilection and present Him before the Heavenly Throne. 

We pray for him to enjoy the heavenly rewards prepared for the merciful, the peacemakers, the just and all the elected of God. We pray for his welcome into Heaven as one of the great apostles of Christ.

We also pray that God will continue to bless the Church by giving us a new Pope, in line with all the beliefs and convictions of John Paul II.

We pray for the Catholic Church to continue to be strong in this world so tainted with atheism and immoral values.

John Paul II, in your new position in Heaven we ask you to pray for this humanity to be saved. 

We say this prayer through Christ Our Lord. Amen. 

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