March 1, 2020
32808 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.
February 1, 2020
36036 have prayed

We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and heeded

Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
You who were a guest and a pilgrim in our midst.
You who ran away from violence,
looking for a safe refuge in Egypt.
Give us the grace to recognize you
in the faces of our brothers and sisters
forced to leave their homelands because of war
and the injustice of poverty and violence.
May your Holy Spirit touch our hearts and ears
so that we are not indifferent to the cry of these brothers and sisters of ours,
victims of criminal trafficking.
Convert the hearts of those who bring so much damage
to our brothers and sisters.
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,
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 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

  • Start or continue to collaborate with institutions that welcome migrants and their families, through donations, volunteering, sharing these initiatives on social networks, etc.
  • Promote around you a positive and compassionate attitude towards migrants who are fleeing their homelands in search of peace and the opportunities of life, and who are victims of trafficking, understanding their sufferings, joining you from our hearts and promoting their good.
  • Seek ways to sensitize your community or parish about the situations of exploitation and trafficking that so many migrants are victims of, in order to facilitate, in this way, action at the social and political level to fight this evil.
January 1, 2020
42085 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.