April 1, 2021
11513 have prayed

We pray for those who risk their lives fighting for fundamental human rights in dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and also democracies in crisis.

Prayer

“Lord Jesus Christ who are close to the suffering,
we bring before you the desire that all people are treated with dignity, respecting their right to their development as worthy sons and daughters of God the Father.
Infuse us with your Spirit the strength and courage to defend the Earth, proper housing and the work of all.
Take special care of those who risk their lives for this;
shake our sleeping consciences,
and give us your grace to feel the pain of the other as our own,
and transform reality into a promise of life.
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

“Let us accept the challenge of Pope Francis expressed in his prayer intention to contribute, with courage and determination, according to our role, to respect and defend the fundamental rights of each person, especially those who are” invisible “(Cf. Pope Francis, 10.12.18)

  • Respect human dignity:
    “Faith exhorts us to commit ourselves seriously and actively to counteract indifference in the face of violations of human dignity.” (Pope Francis, August 12, 2020)
    Respecting the dignity of people is acting with justice, with high transparency and facilitating the professional, personal, family and social development of people. Do you take into account the hands dedicated to the production of what you buy? Do you buy products produced by workers whose rights and dignity are respected?
  • Take risks for others:
    “It takes the courage to risk taking a leap forward, a daring leap to dream and realize the Kingdom of God like Jesus, and commit to a more fraternal humanity. We need fraternity: take your chances, go ahead!” (Pope Francis, August 11, 2018) Denounce injustices when you witness them and defend those who are criticized, slandered, or set apart.
  • Get out of yourself:
    “The invitation to go out of ourselves for love of God and neighbor is presented as an opportunity to share, serve and intercede” (Pope Francis, May 31, 2020). Following Jesus implies living like Him: learning to leave ourselves, to move towards those who are more distant, more forgotten, those who are most in need of consolation and help, also around you.
  • Approaching existential borders
    “Embracing the new frontiers of mission implies not only going to new territories to bring the Gospel, but also facing the new challenges of our time, such as migration, secularism and the digital world.” (Pope Francis, October 22, 2018). Existential borders and peripheries … Who do we find there? To those who are outside, not only geographically; they are those whom we have excluded from our existence. Get close to someone you have distanced yourself from.
March 1, 2021
31128 have prayed

Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God.

Prayer

Holy Mother of God and Our Mother,
your merciful eyes are resting on us.
You are the first to lead the way
and you accompany us in the testimony of love.
You are the Mother of Mercy that unites us all
under the protection of your mantle.
We entrust ourselves to your maternal help
Following the perennial counsel that you give us
to look at Jesus, the radiant face of God’s mercy.
Haily Mary…
(adapted Apostolic Letter Misericordia et Misera, n.22)

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

  • “Recognize the immense love of God for me, who never tires of forgiving.” (Pope Francis)
  • Acknowledge infidelities to God and the example that I must give as a Christian. Humbly dispose yourself to be forgiven and to acknowledge the lack of God’s tenderness in you. “Nothing of what a repentant sinner places before God’s mercy can be excluded from the embrace of his forgiveness.” (Pope Francis, Misericordia et misera, n.2)
  • Welcome and rejoice God’s forgiveness, especially with the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. “Confession is the passage from misery to mercy, it is God’s writing on the heart.” (Pope Francis, March 19, 2019)
  • Create a more frequent spiritual habit of asking for forgiveness and forgiving others, of being more of an image of the Mercy of God the Father, especially with the people who hurt me the most. “We are called to live by mercy, because first, mercy has been used with us.” (Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus)
  • Be merciful, according to this word of Pope Francis, that every attitude, word, gesture, be of healing, help, forgiveness and closeness to those who sin and those who suffer. “Forgiveness is a force that resurrects a new life and instills courage to look to the future with hope.” (Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus)
February 1, 2021
29609 have prayed

We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded.

Prayer

Gracious Father,
You who love each of your sons and daughters,
Make the gifts of your Spirit bear fruit in me, so that I may learn to love as you love.
Give me the grace to look at each woman with the gaze of the heart, the look capable of giving full value and being filled with gratitude.
I pray to you for all women who are victims of violence, may their sufferings be heard and considered, and may they work every day of their lives with great dignity knowing that, as the Holy Father says, “a conquest in favor of women is an achievement for the good of all humanity. ”
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 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

  • Discover and embrace the value of women, as Pope Francis proposes: “It is unacceptable that a person has fewer rights simply because they are a woman.” (FT, n. 121)
  • Listen carefully to the suffering of the women you meet with a welcoming attitude. “Can I look at people with my heart? Do I have the people I live with in my heart?” (Pope Francis, 01.01.20)
  • Become aware of the subtle and implicit forms of violence that exist in society, many of them tolerated and normalized in conversations, prejudices or social stigmas. “Doubly poor are women who suffer from situations of exclusion, mistreatment and violence, because they are often less able to defend their rights.” (Pope Francis, EG, n.212)
  • Consider the essential value that women bring to the various spheres of social, ecclesial, labor, political life, etc. “Despite notable improvements in the recognition of women’s rights and their participation in the public space, there is still much to do in some countries.” (Pope Francis, AL, 54)
  • Protect women who suffer. Collaborate with institutions that work to support women who are victims of violence. “If we want a better world, that is a house of peace and not a field of war, we must all do much more for the dignity of every woman.” (Pope Francis, 01.01.20)