Pope's intentions for the challenges
of humanity and mission of the Church

March 1, 2019
90667 have prayed

That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.

Prayer

God of Kindness,
your son Jesus suffered misunderstandings and violence
to show the world the truth of the Gospel,
a truth that irritates the powerful of this world.
Many Christians and communities of disciples
remain as a sign of contradiction and are therefore persecuted.
Give us the grace to unite ourselves
to our brothers and sisters who are persecuted
around the world.
May our prayer be a consolation in their difficulties.
Give us the grace to announce without fear
Jesus’ way of living and loving.
Our Father…

 

Offering Prayer

 

Father of Goodness, I know you’re with me.
Here I am at the beginning of this new day.
I put my heart once more
next to the Heart of your Son Jesus,
that is given for me and that comes to me in the Eucharist.
May your Holy Spirit
make me your friend and apostle, available to your mission.
I put 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.

Proposals for the month

  • Take on the mission this month of making known, through your social networks, situations of religious persecution in the world, especially of Christians.
  • Support institutions that help persecuted Christians and collaborate with initiatives to welcome these people.
  • Promote in your community a moment of prayer for persecuted Christian communities and reflect together on the current conditions that oppose living out human and Christian values.
February 1, 2019
57079 have prayed

For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.

Prayer

God, our Father,
many times we feel powerless in the face of evil,
when the power of this world surpasses our abilities.
Help us not to let ourselves be overcome by discouragement,
but to be open to your Spirit,
and creative within our own circumstances.
May we never stop looking at the faces of our brothers and sisters who suffer
and may we always feel responsible for them.
May our prayers and concrete actions
be a sign of your closeness and your love.
Our Father…

Offering Prayer

Father of Goodness, I know you’re with me.
Here I am on this new day.
Put my heart once more
next to the Heart of your Son Jesus,
that is given for me and that comes to me in the Eucharist.
May your Holy Spirit
make me your friend and apostle, available to your mission.
I put 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 the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.
With Mary, I offer you my day
for the mission of the Church
and for the Pope’s prayer intentions for this month

Proposals for the month

  • Put yourself at the service of institutions that are dedicated to rescue people in situations of human trafficking and help them economically or through voluntary service
  • Brainstorm, in your family or in community, some concrete initiatives to help a person that live in these situations.
  • Organize, in your parish community, or other groups, a moment of prayer for the victims of human trafficking, in which all share information about this topic.
January 1, 2019
130893 have prayed

That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

Prayer

Father of kindness,I thank you for the enthusiasm and joy of young people.
In them I find their capacity to dream, idealism
and the strength to make this world a more peaceful and just place.
Pour out your Holy Spirit on our communities,
so that they may be meeting places between several generations,
united in communion with you, celebrating your presence among us.

May the enthusiasm of young people be, in your Church, the motive of a new missionary spirit, marked by joy, especially among those who need it most, the poorest,
the most disadvantaged, those who have lost hope.
During this month, I pray for the young people who will participate in World Youth Day in Panama and for the fruits, for the Church, of this great meeting.

Amen.

Proposals for the month

Proposals for the month, if you live in Latin America:
  • Participate in World Youth Day, or in initiatives that accompany this event, collaborating with whatever is necessary for their organization and disseminating the fruits of this great meeting.
  • In the deep connection to Mary that characterizes the Church of Latin America, promote the prayer of the Rosary in your communities, the Rosary for Peace, promoted by Click to Pray.
  • Open up to the youth opportunities and places of responsibility in the revitalization of the apostolic life of their local communities, supporting them in their expressions of creativity, in the spirit of the Continental Mission.
Proposals for the month, if you live outside of Latin America:
  • Participate in World Youth Day, or accompany this event in prayer, especially through the prayer of the Rosary for Peace, promoted by Click to Pray.
  • Conduct a meeting of the pastoral leaders of the community, inviting young people to reflect together on their concrete participation in the life of the community.
  • Throughout this month, try to be a proclaimer of the joy of the Gospel with those who need it most, in their own environments, family, friendship and work.