August 1, 2019
39064 have prayed

Let us pray that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth.”

Prayer

Lord Jesus, you were born in the bosom of the Holy Family,
a place filled with love, listening to your Father’s will
and placing yourself in availability to do it.
We pray to you, in union with Pope Francis,
for all families, so that they will always feel your presence,
learn your gestures of love and compassion
and be a sign of your Kingdom in the world.
We pray in particular for families who are experiencing difficulties,
so they can find those who can help them
and persevere through trials with 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:

  • Have a conversation with your spouse and/or with educators, about how they are educating children in a logic of openness to others, solidarity, sharing, respect and forgiveness. What aspects need to be improved? What can be done to help families that are struggling?
  • As a family, throughout this month, try to pray weekly with one another. For example: Pray before an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, lighting a candle for each family member and entrusting your family to his love.
  • In your community, promote a training meeting on the challenges that education poses in families today and how to find concrete ways to grow in prayer and love.
July 1, 2019
41535 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
43164 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.