Prayers for World Peace By Pope John Paul II
Our world needs our prayers. Pray these powerful intercessory prayers over our world, leaders, neighbors and your own lives as often as possible.
A Prayer for World Peace By Pope John Paul II:
“O God, Creator of the universe,
Who extends Your paternal concern
over every creature and guides
the events of history to the
goal of salvation,
We acknowledge Your fatherly
love when You break the resistance
of mankind and, in a world torn
by strife and discord,
You make us ready for
Renew for us the wonders
of Your mercy: send forth
Your Spirit that He may
work in the intimacy of hearts;
that enemies may begin
to dialogue; that adversaries
may shake hands and peoples
may encounter one another
in harmony. May all commit
themselves to the sincere search
for true peace which will
extinguish all arguments,
for charity which overcomes
hatred, for pardon which
disarms revenge. Amen.”
Pope John Paul II’s Prayer for Peace:
“Lord Jesus Christ, Who is called the Prince of Peace,
Who is Yourself our peace and reconciliation,
Who so often said, “Peace to you,” grant us peace.
Make all men and women witnesses of truth, justice,
and brotherly love.
Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace.
Enlighten our rulers that they may
guarantee and defend the great gift of peace.
May all peoples on the earth
become as brothers and sisters.
May longed for peace blossom forth
and reign always over us all.
Prayer for World Peace to Mother Mary By Pope John Paul II
“Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Help us to conquer the menace of evil,
which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today,
and whose immeasurable effects already weigh down upon our modern world and seem to block the paths toward the future.
From famine and war,
From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, from every kind of war, deliver us.
From sins against human life from its very beginning, deliver us.
From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children of God,
From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national and international, deliver us.
From readiness to trample on the commandments of God,
From attempts to stifle in human hearts the very truth of God,
From the loss of awareness of good and evil,
From sins against the Holy Spirit,
Accept, O Mother of Christ,
this cry laden with the sufferings of all individual human beings,
laden with the sufferings of whole societies.
Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit conquer all sin:
individual sin and the “sin of the world,”
sin in all its manifestations.
Let there be revealed once more in the history of the world
the infinite saving power of the redemption: the power of merciful love.
May it put a stop to evil.
May it transform consciences.
May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of hope.
The Gospel of John: Peace be with you…
“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them,
“Peace be with you.”
When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. The
disciples rejoiced when they saw the [risen] Lord.
[Jesus] said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained”
–The Gospel of John 20:19-23.
Prayer For Blessed John Paul II
God our Heavenly Father, You called John Paul II to be chief shepherd of Your people as Pope of the Holy Catholic Church. He guided us with the most loving care while he was with us in this world. He is now with You in paradise. Grant, by Your gracious will, that he be an intercessor for us who journey through life in Your Pilgrim Church. May the Blessed Mother of God, Mary Most Holy, whom John Paul was so devoted to, be our hope and our strength as she was for him. Eternal Father, John Paul II taught us the deep value of the human person as he traveled throughout the world spreading Your message of peace and eternal salvation. He showed us the value of the Cross by the way he lived. John Paul II defended life in all stages, from the womb to the elderly and preached the sanctity of life. May we come to know these truths and live them as he did with undying faith, hope and love. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.