God,merciful Father, in your Son, Jesus Christ,
You have revealed your love
and poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit,the Comforter.
We entrust to you today the destiny of the world
and of every man and woman.
Bend down to us sinners, heal our weakness,
conquer all evil, and grant that all the peoples of the earth
may experience your mercy. In you, the Triune God,
may they ever find the source of hope.
Eternal Father, for the sake of the sorrowful Passion
and Resurrection of your Son,
have mercy on us and upon the whole world.
Excerpts from the homily of the late Pope John Paul II in dedicating The Divine Mercy Shrine in Lagiewniki, Poland on August 17, 2002