May 1, 2020
36156 have prayed

We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church

Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
you sent your disciples
to proclaim to all the Kingdom of Heaven,
not just with words,
but also with works of mercy.
We ask you for all who,
in your Church, live the diaconate as a mission.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
Encourage them, together with their families,
to announce your Word with ardour
and manifest your tenderness and mercy
to the little ones,
the poorest and excluded.
Enrich your Church
With more deacon vocations.
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 his friend and apostle,
available for his 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

  • In communities where there are permanent deacons, communicate in some way your appreciation for their generosity and charism, manifested not only in the liturgy, but in the charitable mission in the community.
  • Promote in your community, youth groups, catechesis, groups of couples, some time of formation or witness on the diaconate, its history, its place in the Church, both in mission and in the liturgy.
  • Organize a moment of prayer for vocations to the diaconate, either for those preparing for the priesthood, or for permanent deacons and their families.
April 1, 2020
40128 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
14679 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.”