September 1, 2020
27926 have prayed

We pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.

Prayer

Father of All Goodness,
You have created this world full of beauty
and entrusted it to your children to care for.
Help us to have a generous and open heart,
attentive to the needs of others
and willing to share what we have.
Send your Spirit upon those leaders who make decisions
on the production and consumption of goods,
so that the planet’s resources that you entrust to us
may be shared in a just and respectful manner, honoring the dignity of all.
Our Father…

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 Your friend and apostle,
available for your 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.

Proposals for the month

  • Learn and get involved! Use social media to explore the initiatives of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, and other partners (Entreculturas, Alboan and GasMuHa) this month through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.
  • Take a moment for prayer, as a family or in your local community, praying that the goods of the earth be shared with justice and respect. Raise awareness on this issue. Read part of the encyclical Laudato Si.
  • Examine your life and attitudes on this topic. Even small gestures and choices of daily life can build a more sustainable world.
August 1, 2020
31338 have prayed

We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.

Prayer

Lord Jesus,
You called fishermen to be your disciples,
and you look with love upon all
those who live and work at sea.
Touch our hearts so that we can be watchful
of their needs– these our brothers and sisters and their families.
Help us to be more aware of the challenges and dangers they face,
and send your Spirit on those who can give them
better conditions for safe work and fair pay.
Support them and protect them in their difficulties,
And watch over their families,
and that in us they can find support and help.
Our Father…

 

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 Your friend and apostle,
available for your 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.

Proposals for the month

  • At meals, give thanks– as a family or in community– for those who labor so that food reaches our tables; may we see in them the face of God’s love for us.
  • We can also learn more about the working conditions and the reality of the people who live from the sea and their families. This may awaken us to a deeper knowledge of the problems and challenges they face.
  • Finally, we can learn about different organizations that help fishermen and sailors in their difficulties. How can we help? How can we better recognize the dignity of their work? Can we cooperate with these institutions? For example, check out The Apostolate of the Sea: aos-usa.org/
July 1, 2020
35473 have prayed

We pray that today’s families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.

Prayer

Good Father,
we thank you for the example of the family
in which your Son Jesus was born and raised.
You wanted him to be among us.
and to learn what love and service is
from the gestures and words of Mary and Joseph.
In these difficult times in which we live,
and in a world that has changed so much,
we ask you
to bless all families,
particularly those who suffer most
from the consequences of this pandemic.
Let everyone know how to find on their way
open hearts available to accompany them,
to help and to care, with love and advice.
Our Father…

 

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 Your friend and apostle,
available for your 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.

Proposals for the month

  • In your family, those with whom you live every day, look for a moment to share, in a prayerful environment, where each person expresses how they feel, what they have learned in recent times, where they have felt that they have grown more and where they have to improve or ask for forgiveness..
  • In your wider family, or with friends, try to express yourself on how you are doing, what are their greatest difficulties, economic, relationships, in seeking meaning.. Make yourself close and present, giving advice if needed and helping from within your possibilities.
  • Promote, in your own community or through social networks, good proposals for prayer and reflection that help families live with hope and meaning, or to serve families most in need..