PRAYER OF THE HOLY FATHER, JOHN PAUL II FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE GREAT JUBILEE OF THE YEAR 2000

( As interpreted from Spanish )

 

Blessed are you, Father, that in your infinite Love, you have given us your Only Begotten Son, made flesh through the work of the Holy Spirit in the most pure womb of the Virgin Mary and born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. He made himself our companion in our journey and gave new significance to history. It is a path journeyed together in the pains, the suffering, in fidelity and love, toward the new heavens and the new earth, in them, is You who has conquered death, You are All in All. 

GLORY AND PRAISE TO YOU, MOST HOLY TRINITY, ONE AND ETERNAL GOD!

That through your grace, Father, the Jubilee Year may be a time of profound conversion and joyous return to You.  It is a time of reconciliation among men and of a new concordance among nations.   A time when the swords will change themselves into ploughs and the noise of arms into "songs of peace."  Concede to us, Father, to be able to live the Jubilee Year docile to the voice of the Spirit, faithful in the following of Christ, assiduous in the listening of the Word and bringing us to the fountains of grace.  

GLORY AND PRAISE TO YOU, MOST HOLY TRINITY, ONE AND ETERNAL GOD!

Sustain, Father, with the strength of the Spirit the efforts of the Church in the New Evangelization and guide our footsteps through the journey of the world, in order to announce Christ with the proper "life" orienting our earthly pilgrimage toward the City of Light.  That the disciples of Jesus shine by way of your love, toward the poor and oppressed; that they may be jointly liable for the necessities and generosity in the works of mercy; that they will be indulgent with  men in order to receive from you, the same indulgences and pardon.

GLORY AND PRAISE TO YOU, MOST HOLY TRINITY, ONE AND ETERNAL GOD!

Concede, Father, that the disciples of your Son, purify their memory and recognize their proper guilt, because they may be the only example, in order that the world believe.  Extend the dialogue among the followers of the great religions and all men that they may discover the joy of being your sons.  From the supplicating voice of Mary, Mother of all men, to the Apostles and the Christian martyrs, the just of all the towns and of all the times, that they may unite their voices and pray to you in order that the Holy Year may be, for each one and the Church, cause of hopeful renewal and joy in the Spirit.

GLORY AND PRAISE TO YOU, MOST HOLY TRINITY, ONE AND ETERNAL GOD!

To You, all powerful Father, origin of the cosmos and of men, through Christ, the One Who Lives, the Lord of time and of history, in the Spirit that sanctifies the universe, praise, honor and glory now and forever.                                                                                                              Amen.