August 1, 2019
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Let us pray that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth.”

Prayer

Lord Jesus, you were born in the bosom of the Holy Family,
a place filled with love, listening to your Father’s will
and placing yourself in availability to do it.
We pray to you, in union with Pope Francis,
for all families, so that they will always feel your presence,
learn your gestures of love and compassion
and be a sign of your Kingdom in the world.
We pray in particular for families who are experiencing difficulties,
so they can find those who can help them
and persevere through trials with peace.
Our Father.

 

Offering Prayer

 

Father of Goodness, I know you’re with me.
Here I am on this new day.
Place my heart once more
next to the Heart of your Son Jesus,
that is given for me and that comes to me in the Eucharist.
May your Holy Spirit
make me your friend and apostle, available to your mission.
I put in your hands
my joys and hopes,
my works and sufferings,
everything that I am and have,
in communion with my brothers and sisters of this worldwide prayer network.
With Mary I offer you my journey for the mission of the Church
and for the intentions of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network for this month. Amen.

Proposals for the Month:

  • Have a conversation with your spouse and/or with educators, about how they are educating children in a logic of openness to others, solidarity, sharing, respect and forgiveness. What aspects need to be improved? What can be done to help families that are struggling?
  • As a family, throughout this month, try to pray weekly with one another. For example: Pray before an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, lighting a candle for each family member and entrusting your family to his love.
  • In your community, promote a training meeting on the challenges that education poses in families today and how to find concrete ways to grow in prayer and love.
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