November 1, 2020
24761 have prayed

We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.

Prayer

Gracious Father,
you created your children with love
and you gave them intelligence and creativity,
capable of promoting progress and happiness
of all humankind.
Send your Spirit on those who work
in the advancement of science and technology,
so that they can bear very abundant fruits,
and always be motivated
for the greater good of the human person,
of society and of our planet.
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 about the advances in robotics and Artificial Intelligence, for example, in relation to renewable energy, so that you are able to engage with people involved in these areas, especially the younger generations.
  • Promote a moment of prayer, as a family, or in your local community, praying that specialists in the development of robotics and Artificial Intelligence may always be motivated by the common good and not pressured by interests that do not dignify the human person.
  • Examine your use of technology, the choices you make in managing your time, and evaluating what type of media you engage in. This examination will help you use all these tools in a healthy and safe way.
October 1, 2020
32176 have prayed

We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

Prayer

Lord Jesus,
You entrusted your Church to announce your mission through words and deeds:
the Love of the Father for all His sons and daughters.
Grant all your disciples perserverance and courage to announce the beauty of the Church as missionaries. Through the intercession of St. Mary Magdalene,
Apostle of the Apostles,
we ask that all women,
especially those who have responsibilities in the Church,
to live in service with joy and enthusiasm,
walking with all the People of God.
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 a moment of personal prayer, give thanks for the gift of Baptism. This makes each Christian a missionary disciple. Ask for the grace to be sent on your mission in your everyday life.
  • As a family, small group, or community, pray for all the laity who live the mission of proclaiming Jesus at work, in society, and Church–that they can live it with enthusiasm and determination.
  • Recognize and give thanks to the women in your own parish and community. Women carry out leadership positions in many ways in the Church.
September 1, 2020
29642 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.