January 1, 2020
32495 have prayed

We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.

Prayer

Month’s Prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ
At the beginning of this year,
and bearing in mind that you came among us as Prince of Peace,
we give thanks for the gift of Your presence
and the call to fraternity that you bring us….
calling us your brothers and sons of the same Father.
This month, united to the Pope and his Worldwide Prayer Network,
We ask that we all feel this call
to the construction of peace and justice.
That religious, cultural and social differences
are not walls between us,
but reasons for mutual enrichment
and building a better world,
the kingdom of heaven among us.

 

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

  • Internalize yourself with the initiatives that are being promoted for peace during this month, especially the ecumenical and interreligious meetings, in order to spread them in your own networks and contacts or to participate in them.
  • Make a prayerful reading of the Holy Father’s Message for the World Day of Peace, highligth the most attractive points and put them into practice, beginning with sharing and dialogue with God, with the family, with the group or community where you are inserted, etc.
  • Look around you and recognize relationships or situations that need peace and justice and actually do something particular about them.
December 1, 2019
36241 have prayed

Let us pray that every country take the measures necessary to prioritize the future of the very young, especially those who are suffering.

Prayer

Father of Goodness,
the birth of your Son Jesus opens a new time to the world,
a time of hope and peace.
We pray for children and adolescents,
especially those who live discouraged by their difficulties and sufferings,
who do not find opportunities to develop, feel enthusiasm for the future,
nor the support they need to have a decent life.
Help us to give them a bright future,
embracing with love the children and adolescents of today,
so they can transform the world that you have created
in a space of life and fraternity among all.
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

  • Promote, in your own community, a time of reflection on the challenges that children and adolescents face today and in the future, at a social, economic, educational level, etc.
  • Promote, in your community, instances for children and adolescents to be heard in their desires, expectations and needs before making decisions that affect their lives.
  • Promote a time of prayer, organized with children and adolescents, in which they themselves are protagonists and feel support from the community in their promotion and development.
November 1, 2019
38038 have prayed

Let us pray that a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.

Prayer

Lord Jesus,
you have come to us and you have chosen a specific land
where you have shown everyone who you are,
revealing the Father’s love for all his children.
We pray for all those who live the drama of war, division and persecution
and are discriminated against because of their faith
in the Promised Land and in the countries where your Apostles announced the Gospel for the first time.
May your Spirit touch the hearts
of those who are capable of making the big decisions,
to advance the path of dialogue and peace.
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

If you live outside the Near East:

  • Become aware of the political and social situation in the Near East and share the efforts and initiatives that have been made to promote reconciliation and peace.
  • Collaborate, as far as possible, with institutions that support victims of war and persecution or religious discrimination in these countries.
  • In your own community, promote a moment of prayer and information about the spiritual richness of the religious traditions of the Near East, to grow in the awareness of the fraternity that unites us.

If you live in the Near East:

  • Seek to participate in initiatives of dialogue and cooperation between different religions and Christian confessions to build peace.
  • Create good ties with people of other religions, based on respect, forgiveness, and welcome, sharing the spiritual and cultural riches of their traditions.
  • Help, in a way that is possible, victims of violence, war and discrimination for their faith.