July 1, 2021
25494 have prayed

We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, son of the Father, who called the apostles, “your friends,”
without taking into account their betrayals and mistakes.
We come to you, with the desire to respond with fidelity
to that friendship that you offer us today;
also in the midst of our weaknesses and fears.
Strengthen us with your Holy Spirit, like Philip and Peter,
so that we may choose you, your friendship,
your mission of fraternity and social friendship;
while learning to live in harmony with each other,
open to dialogue and respecting everyone’s differences.
Amen.

Offering prayer
Good Father, I know you are with me.
Here I am on this new day.
Place my heart once more
next to the Heart of your Son Jesus,
who is giving himself for me and who comes to me in the Eucharist.
May your Holy Spirit make me his friend and apostle,
available for his mission of compassion.
I place 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 day for the mission of the Church
and for the prayer intentions of the Pope and my Bishop for this month.
Amen.

Attitudes

  • Value and embrace differences:
    “Authentic social dialogue supposes the ability to respect the other person’s point of view” Pope Francis (Fratelli Tutti, 203). Try to establish moments of sincere dialogue to value and embrace the differences of others. Seek to be a bridge between different opinions or conflictive situations in your daily life.
  • Enter into dialogue with sincerity and good-will:
    Pope Francis tells us that “to approach, express, listen to, look at, know each other, try to understand each other, seek points of contact–all of this can be summed up in the verb ‘dialogue.’” (Fratelli Tutti ,198). Look for spaces for sincere encounters with your brothers and sisters in your community, work and social groups.
  • Include and establish procedures:
    “The circumstances in which we live will not change immediately. However, we can look at reality in a new way, we can live with renewed passion the challenges in the construction of the common good. ” Pope Francis (4/4/19 Commission for Latin America).
    How can you build the common good in your community? How do you accompany and estalish procedures of change, growth and discernment?
  • Share sentiments with others:
    Pope Francis tells us that kindness “facilitates the quest for consensus; it opens new paths where hostility and conflict would burn all bridges.” Pope Francis (Fratelli Tutti, 224).
    Are you kind and able to empathize with the people around you? Reflect on concrete ways to generate a culture of encounter with your brothers and sisters.
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