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O Saint John Paul, grant us your blessing from Heaven’s window! Bless the Church which you have loved, served and guided, encouraging her to walk the roads of the world, so to carry Jesus to everyone, and everyone to Jesus. Bless the youth, who have been your great passion. Guide them so that they may dream again, raise their eyes on high and find the light that illumines the meaning of all life here below.

Bless all families, bless each family! You have foreseen the assault of satan against this precious and indispensable spark of Heaven which God has ignited upon earth. Saint John Paul, with your prayer, protect the family and each life which blooms in the family.

Pray for the whole world, still marked by tensions, war and injustice. You have fought against war by summoning dialogue and by sowing love; pray for us, so that we may be tireless sowers of peace.

O Saint John Paul, from Heaven’s window, where we see you alongside Mary, make the blessing of God come down upon us. Amen.