Pray every day

sept 26 2021

September 26 morning

3 have prayed

With Jesus in the morning

Start your day offering it up and placing it in the hands of Jesus. Give thanks for being called to his mission. “John said to him, l ‘Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.’ Jesus replied, ‘Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. For whoever is not against us is for us'” (Mk. 9:38-40). How do I look at those who are seeking out the common good on different routes than I am? The seeds of the Kingdom are sown across the universe– do I recognize them? Support every decision that builds up the Kingdom. Pray for the monthly intention.

September 26 morning

September 26 afternoon

2 have prayed

With Jesus during the day

Connect with Jesus, resting in him for this moment. “But you spare all things, because they are yours,O Ruler and Lover of souls” (Wis 11:26). This reminds us of the conviction that, being created by the same Father, every being of the universe is united through invisible knots; we make up a universal family. (Pope Francis). Are you aware of how your initiatives impact the good or ill of all? Do you take into account your dependence on God and the common good at times where you make decisions? Discuss these things with God before continuing on with your day.

September 26 afternoon

Today we celebrate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, and in 2021 it is focused on Towards An Ever Wider “We.” These migrants are part of our family, no matter what they suffer, whether they are victims of conflicts, humanitarian crises or even climate change, these people live in severe poverty and hope for a better life.

In his message for this day, Pope Francis recalls in his letter, “The Catholic faithful are called to work together, each in the midst of his or her own community, to make the Church become ever more inclusive as she carries out the mission entrusted to the Apostles by Jesus Christ: ‘As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.” Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment’” (Mt 10:7-8).

Furthermore, the Pope says, “The Lord will also demand of us an account of our work! In order to ensure the proper care of our common home, we must become a ‘we’ that is ever wider and more co-responsible, in the profound conviction that whatever good is done in our world is done for present and future generations.”

The Pope asks us to unite, in prayer and action, with the people who live this drama on a daily basis. From the example of St. Joseph, who took care of the Child and protected him from danger, Pope Francis challenges us to provide for those who have lost everything. We must recognize in them the face of Christ. May we give thanks to Jesus that we were able to serve and love him in these migrants and refugees.

Maria Portela
Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Portugal)

VikiWorld Day of Migrants and Refugees