May 1, 2019
47169 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.
April 1, 2019
28048 have prayed

Let us pray for doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war-torn areas, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.

Prayer

God of Kindness,
that you contemplate your Son Jesus,
we feel called to be generous,
to put in first place the needs of our brothers and sisters
before our own comfort and safety.
Help us not to be indifferent and lazy
to perform the well that is within our reach.
We ask that your grace
will be the strength of doctors and the volunteer staff
that serve the victims of war.
Be their refuge in moments of discouragement and tiredness,
so that their example may be light in the midst of darkness.
Our Father…

 

Offering Prayer

 

Father of Goodness, I know you’re with me.
Here I am at the beginning of 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 this journey for the mission of the Church and the Pope’s prayer intentions for this month. Amen.

Proposals for the month

  • Internalize yourself and share the work of medical institutions and humanitarian collaborators who carry out their mission in war zones, collaborating with whatever is necessary.
  • Promote, in your community, a moment of prayer for all those who put their lives at risk to help the victims of war.
  • Personally, or as a group, reflect on how to put the talents of academic and professional formation at the service of our siblings, especially the poorest and those who suffer.
March 1, 2019
96036 have prayed

That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.

Prayer

God of Kindness,
your son Jesus suffered misunderstandings and violence
to show the world the truth of the Gospel,
a truth that irritates the powerful of this world.
Many Christians and communities of disciples
remain as a sign of contradiction and are therefore persecuted.
Give us the grace to unite ourselves
to our brothers and sisters who are persecuted
around the world.
May our prayer be a consolation in their difficulties.
Give us the grace to announce without fear
Jesus’ way of living and loving.
Our Father…

 

Offering Prayer

 

Father of Goodness, I know you’re with me.
Here I am at the beginning of this new day.
I 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.

Proposals for the month

  • Take on the mission this month of making known, through your social networks, situations of religious persecution in the world, especially of Christians.
  • Support institutions that help persecuted Christians and collaborate with initiatives to welcome these people.
  • Promote in your community a moment of prayer for persecuted Christian communities and reflect together on the current conditions that oppose living out human and Christian values.