September 1, 2021
16661 have prayed

We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.

Prayer

Praise to you, Good Father, who gave us thi Common Home
and in it all the things that speak of your love for us.
Send the fire of your Spirit that ignites our hearts
to always choose to live in the way of your Son Jesus,
simple, supportive and sober in the use of things,
sharing who we are and have.
Give us a generous heart to care for the legacy of our Common Home and
let us be encouraged by young people’s commitments to your creation.
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

  • Life a sober and simple lifestyle
    “A minority believes that it has the right to consume in a way which can never be universalized, since the planet could not even contain the waste products of such consumption” (Pope Francis). This month I will discern my consumption habits and prayerfully discern my expenses.
  • Care for the Common Home.
    “The natural environment is a collective good, the patrimony of all humanity and the responsibility of everyone. If we make something our own, it is only to administer it for the good of all.” (Pope Francis). This month I will make a resolution to consume less and share more with my brothers and sisters.
  • Admire and be grateful for creation.
    “We are called to include in our work a dimension of receptivity and gratuity. It is another way of working, which forms part of our very essence. It protects human action from becoming empty activism.” (Pope Francis). I will take free time off to make myself aware of my life and to be grateful for it. I will take time to be with my brothers and sisters.
  • Work for others.
    “The human person grows more, matures more and is sanctified more to the extent that he or she enters into relationships, going out from themselves to live in communion with God, with others and with all creatures.” (Pope Francis) This month I will seek to be generous, helping others in the community, in my family and at work.
  • Support and assist courageous decisions made by young people.
    “In those countries which should be making the greatest changes in consumer habits, young people have a new ecological sensitivity and a generous spirit, and some of them are making admirable efforts to protect the environment.” (Pope Francis) I will support community initiatives for the care of the Common Home with prayer and service, to the extent of my abilities.
August 1, 2021
26579 have prayed

Let us pray for the Church, that She may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.

Prayer

Jesus Christ, master and head of the Church, who desires that she be faithful to you and modeled after you, we ask you that, without delay, our Church may proclaim the joy of the Gospel. Send your spirit over Her, making her obedient and available so that, through action, prayer, and discernment, she may navigate the true path of conversion, deepening her constant missionary vocation and reaching all places and all people with the light of the Gospel and the comfort of the Father’s love.

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

  • Love the Church
    “A maternal Church walks the path of tenderness; she knows the language of wisdom, of silence, of the compassionate and quiet gaze” (Pope Francis). I will love the Church through specific acts of personal prayer with Christ and through service towards those around me.
  • Allow ourselves to be transformed
    “Reforming structures that require pastoral conversion means that all of them become more missionary” (Pope Francis). Let us allow ourselves to be inspired in creative ways to evanglize in our communities, families, and workplaces.
  • Discern and choose the best
    “Let us discern among all voices which is the Lord’s voice, his voice that leads us to resurrection, to life” (Pope Francis). Let us make sure we maintain an inner attitude that listens to the things that resonate in our heart so that we can recognize what opens our heart to love and compassion and choose it.
  • Live in deep friendship with Jesus
    Jesus’ whole life, his way of treating the poor, his actions, his consistency, his daily generosity and simplicity, and finally, his total surrender, is all precious. It all speaks to our own lives” (Pope Francis). This month, choose one of the four Gospels and read it from beginning to end slowly, everyday, entering into dialogue and friendship with Jesus Christ.
  • Be available for Christ’s mission
    Your heart knows that life is not the same without Him; it is that discovery, that thing that helps you to live and gives you hope which you need to communicate to your neighbors, making yourself free to lovingly serve where you’re needed.
July 1, 2021
25480 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.