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Prayer to know God’s will from St. John Paul II


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Philip Kosloski - published on 07/17/21

Ask God for spiritual guidance to follow his will with this prayer from St. John Paul II.

Life can be difficult at times, especially when it is necessary to discern God’s will.

We don’t always know what to do, creating much anxiety in our hearts.

Here is a simple prayer from St. John Paul II, who often had to discern God’s will in his life, not knowing which way God was taking him.

O God, You are our Creator. You are
good and Your mercy knows no bounds.
To You arises the praise of every creature.
O God, You have given us an inner law
by which we must live. To do Your will
is our task. To follow Your ways is to
know peace of heart. To You we offer
our homage.

Guide us on all the paths we travel
upon this earth. Free us from all the evil
tendencies which lead our hearts away
from Your will. Never allow us to stray
from You.

O God, judge of all humanity, help us to
be included among Your chosen ones on
the last day.

O God, Author of peace and justice,
give us true joy and authentic love,
and a lasting solidarity among peoples.
Give us Your everlasting gifts. Amen.

Catholic PrayersPope John Paul II
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