August 1, 2021
3499 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
25309 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.
June 1, 2021
25094 have prayed

Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: that they may grow in love, generosity, fidelity, and patience.

Prayer

Gracious Lord that presented yourself to us in your son Jesus,
the face of the unconditional love of a loyal spouse,
today we offer you the lives of many young people who have received the vocation to marriage from you.
May your Holy Spirit guide them and mold their hearts so that they may grow together on the patient journey of love.
May they also continue to foster a daily offering of generosity,
an earned fidelity, and a joyful fertility.
Enlighten our commmunities so that they may accompany them with sound judgement in the building up of their common project, supporting them in their seaching and faith.

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

  • Cherish and demonstrate the vocation of married life. I will take time to have a conversation with young people around me who are called to the vocation of matrimony; I will try to listen to their worries and give them hope on the journey. I will embody in my life the things that I talk about. “We need to find the words, the motivation, and the witness that helps to touch the hearts of young people, where they are most capable of generosity, of commitment, of love and even heroism, in order to invite them to accept the challenge of matrimony with enthusiasm and bravery” (Pope Francis, Amoris laetitia 40).
  • Grow in patience on the journey of love. I will be in conversation with those whom I love, taking time to think and feel before speaking, and acting with gentleness. “On the horizon of love, central to the Christian experience of marriage and family, another virtue stands out as well, largely ignored in these times of frantic and shallow relationships: gentleness” (Pope Francis, Amoris laetitia 28).
  • Be faithful in times of difficulty. In the middle of difficult times, I will look with love at the mutual story and journey forgiving us and opening a common future. “In the world today, the testimony of married people who have no only endured through time, but rather who have kept sustaining a shared project and preseved affection is also appreciated” (Pope Francis, Amoris laetitia 38).
  • Walk with openness, truth, and generosity. I will be available to take one step at a time without looking to deal with everything at once, making space for the other and demonstrating with love my ideas and feelings. “Marriage crises frequently present themselves in a shallow manner and without the bravery of patience, sincere dialogue, mutual forgiveness, reconciliation, and sacrifice” (Pope Francis, Amoris laetitia 41).
  • Rejoice at the devotion and shared life. I will joyfully accept the inconveniences that the other presents, strengthening our union. “Spouses will never be alone in their own efforts to confront the challeges that they face. They are called to respond to God’s gift with determination, creativity, endurance, and daily struggle, but they will always be able to call upon the Holy Spirit who has sanctified their union so that the grace received can present itself again in each new situation” (Pope Francis, Amoris laetitia 74).