April 1, 2020
6313 have prayed

We pray that those suffering from addiction may be helped and accompanied.

Prayer

Jesus, our Savior,
your walking among us
brought liberation to many:
from disease, from unclean spirits,
from paralysis and blindness.
Today, many of our brothers and sisters
are prisoners of so many forms of dependence.
We ask you to place on their way
attentive people who can help them.
May your Holy Spirit give them light
to recognize their situation,
strength and courage to win this fight,
and the joy of helping those who are
going through these difficulties.
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 your friend and apostle,
available for your 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.

Proposals for the month

  • Examine honestly how you use your own available time and money, see if you spend them in a disorderly way and/or if in either field you are subject to any form of dependence yourself.
  • Take time, in the family, in catechesis or in the groups or communities in which you are a part, for conversation and reflection about people close or known to you who are under the influence of any type of addiction to find suitable means to help them.
  • Get better informed about institutions that help victims of addiction, look for more information about them and, collaborate with them according to your own possibilities.
March 24, 2020
13559 have prayed

In a special edition of “The Pope Video”, the Holy Father asks us to pray for the sick and the suffering, while thanking all those who, united and regardless of their religious tradition or convictions, pray for those affected.

Under your protection

“We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test –
and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.”

March 1, 2020
32685 have prayed

We pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity

Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
who sent your disciples to bring the Good News to the whole world,
inspire our brothers and sisters who follow you in this great country, China.
May your Spirit lead those responsible in the Church to hold in their hearts the desire for dialogue, openness, peace, and reconciliation.
This month, we commit ourselves to be more united to our brothers and sisters in China who,
through many difficulties,
believe in you and profess your Name.
May your Love be for each one of them their strength and their joy.
Our Father…

 

Offering Prayer

 

Father of Goodness, 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 your friend and apostle,
available for your mission of compassion.
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 day for the mission of the Church
and for the intentions of the Pope and my Bishop for this month.
Amen.

Proposals for the month

If you do not live in China:

  • Try to understand and know the reality of the Church in China, its history, its political and religious situation.
  • Organize, in your own community, a moment of prayer to pray for the Catholic of China and also for all Christians who, throughout the world, experience limits to their religious freedom.
  • Try to maintain, as much as possible, some encounters with the Chinese community in the places where you live, seeking to know its customs, traditions and cultural richness, favoring a climate of fraternity and welcome.

If you live in China

  • Read the parable of the Good Samaritan and imagine that the man on the way is the Church in need of reconciliation. Think about what it means that Jesus, instead of judging her, approaches her, heals her and places her on his own mount.
  • Organize, in your community, a prayer asking God for the gift of reconciliation and unity of all Catholic and, in particular, to pour out the oil of comfort and the wine of hope over the wounds and divisions of the past.
  • At the end of a community prayer, propose to your community, together with other Catholic, to plant a tree, asking God to make flourish the desire for a united and fraternal Church that praises him and serves him in a common house.