July 1, 2019
31784 have prayed

Let us pray that those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

Prayer

Father of kindness, your Son Jesus was the victim of a tremendous injustice
through his death at the hands of his persecutors.
Today, so many brothers and sisters of ours
are victims of injustice and of false judgments.
Many people seek to use their power and influence in a negative way.
Lord, convert our hearts to the truth and to an integrated life like Jesus.
We ask that your Holy Spirit
be the guide of all those who administer justice,
so that it is a reflection of your truth in the world.
Our Father…

 

Offering Prayer

 

Father of Goodness, I know you’re with me.
Here I am on this new day.
Place 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.
With Mary I offer you my journey for the mission of the Church
and for the intentions of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network for this month. Amen.

Proposals for the Month

  • Research good practices in the administration of justice, pondering and disseminating them through your own means, as a way of emphasizing the importance of administering justice with integrity and truth.
  • Examine your conscience on ways in your own life that you have dealt with injustice, in our jobs, labor relations, compliance with the law, etc.
  • Promote in your community a time of reflection and prayer for those who administer justice and reflect on unjust situations that occur in their environments and ways to overcome them.
June 1, 2019
43047 have prayed

That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, Good Shepherd,
you call priests to be in the world and in the Church
signs of your presence, of your charity and of your forgiveness.
We ask that priests feel supported
with our friendship and prayer.
Let each priest feel more and more passionate about you
and for your mode of life among poor and at the service of the littlest ones.
Help priests who live in great difficulty
so that their hearts are more and more similar to your Heart.
Our Father…
Offering Prayer
Father of Goodness, I know you’re with me.
Here I am on this new day.
Place 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.
With Mary I offer you my journey for the mission of the Church
and for the intentions of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network for this month. Amen.

Proposals for the month

  • Serve the parish priest or priest responsible for your community, giving the necessary support to any missionary efforts, especially in serving the poor and most vulnerable.
  • Promote in your community a meeting between laity and priests to reflect and learn about the current demands of the vocation and priestly service.
  • Promote in your community a moment of prayer focused on the Heart of Jesus, motivating those present to be enthusiastic about following Jesus, poor and humble. You can use the Way of the Heart, the official pathway of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.
May 1, 2019
47146 have prayed

That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

Prayer

God of kindness,
you created your children to live united to you,
in communion with one another.
During this month, we pray you for Christians in Africa,
that they may open themselves to your presence and to your reconciling action
in the midst of the divisions of this world.
May your grace move hearts to forgiveness and mercy,
with a sincere desire to build peace
and nurture hope in the future,
especially among the poorest and the young.
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 this worldwide prayer network.
With Mary I offer you my journey for the mission of the Church
and for the intentions of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network for this month. Amen.

Proposals for the month:

If you live in Africa

  • Search, in the area where you live, for dialogue initiatives with groups that work for peace and reconciliation and participate in these initiatives.
  • Seek, in your family, in school and work, to be an agent of peace and reconciliation, taking on this task as a way of evangelization.
  • Promote a celebration of reconciliation in your community, praying that the Lord will heal the wounds of war and division.

If you live outside of Africa

  • Look for good examples of reconciliation between people and groups separated by war or religion and spread them in your own social networks.
  • Seek, in your family, school and work, to be an agent of peace and reconciliation, taking on this task as a way of evangelization.
  • Promote, in your community, a moment of prayer, praying that the Lord will heal the wounds of war and the division of the African peoples and open paths of reconciliation.