March 1, 2021
1639 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
29426 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)
January 1, 2021
32557 have prayed

May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all.

Prayer

God our Father,
you love each of your children
and you don’t stop taking care of them and looking out for their good,
Help me to be the image and the example of this love of yours.
May I find in each person a brother or sister
and truly love them,
welcoming them despite any differences we may have,
respecting them in their dignity,
regardless of their origin or faith.
I pray that in the hearts of all your children,
the seed of human fraternity is cultivated,
to build your kingdom together on this earth.
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

  • Welcome others together with Pope Francis, responding to the call to human fraternity: “Social friendship and universal fraternity necessarily call for an acknowledgement of the worth of every human person, always and everywhere.” (Fratelli Tutti, 106).
  • Build bridges within the family, in your own community, always promoting reasons for unity and fighting against division. “Each one of us is called to be an artisan of peace, by uniting and not dividing, by extinguishing hatred and not holding on to it, by opening paths of dialogue and not by constructing new walls.” (Fratelli Tutti, 284).
  • Welcome diversity, giving thanks for people who are different from you, who belong to other religions, looking at them as brothers or sisters, generous in gestures and attitudes of sympathy and acceptance. “How much our human family needs to learn to live together in harmony and peace, without all of us having to be the same!” (Fratelli Tutti, 100).
  • Pray for human fraternity, for those who suffer because their dignity is neglected, so that they may be seen as brothers and sisters and not treated as threats. “Jesus told us: You are all brothers” (Matthew 23:8).
  • Cultivate openness, promote moments of encounter and coexistence with religious groups different from yours, physically or through digital means. “We believers need to find occasions to speak with one another and to act together for the common good and the promotion of the poor.” (Fratelli Tutti, 282).