October 1, 2020
32353 have prayed

We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

Prayer

Lord Jesus,
You entrusted your Church to announce your mission through words and deeds:
the Love of the Father for all His sons and daughters.
Grant all your disciples perserverance and courage to announce the beauty of the Church as missionaries. Through the intercession of St. Mary Magdalene,
Apostle of the Apostles,
we ask that all women,
especially those who have responsibilities in the Church,
to live in service with joy and enthusiasm,
walking with all the People of God.
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

  • In a moment of personal prayer, give thanks for the gift of Baptism. This makes each Christian a missionary disciple. Ask for the grace to be sent on your mission in your everyday life.
  • As a family, small group, or community, pray for all the laity who live the mission of proclaiming Jesus at work, in society, and Church–that they can live it with enthusiasm and determination.
  • Recognize and give thanks to the women in your own parish and community. Women carry out leadership positions in many ways in the Church.
September 1, 2020
29758 have prayed

We pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.

Prayer

Father of All Goodness,
You have created this world full of beauty
and entrusted it to your children to care for.
Help us to have a generous and open heart,
attentive to the needs of others
and willing to share what we have.
Send your Spirit upon those leaders who make decisions
on the production and consumption of goods,
so that the planet’s resources that you entrust to us
may be shared in a just and respectful manner, honoring the dignity of all.
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

  • Learn and get involved! Use social media to explore the initiatives of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, and other partners (Entreculturas, Alboan and GasMuHa) this month through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.
  • Take a moment for prayer, as a family or in your local community, praying that the goods of the earth be shared with justice and respect. Raise awareness on this issue. Read part of the encyclical Laudato Si.
  • Examine your life and attitudes on this topic. Even small gestures and choices of daily life can build a more sustainable world.
August 1, 2020
31653 have prayed

We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.

Prayer

Lord Jesus,
You called fishermen to be your disciples,
and you look with love upon all
those who live and work at sea.
Touch our hearts so that we can be watchful
of their needs– these our brothers and sisters and their families.
Help us to be more aware of the challenges and dangers they face,
and send your Spirit on those who can give them
better conditions for safe work and fair pay.
Support them and protect them in their difficulties,
And watch over their families,
and that in us they can find support and help.
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

  • At meals, give thanks– as a family or in community– for those who labor so that food reaches our tables; may we see in them the face of God’s love for us.
  • We can also learn more about the working conditions and the reality of the people who live from the sea and their families. This may awaken us to a deeper knowledge of the problems and challenges they face.
  • Finally, we can learn about different organizations that help fishermen and sailors in their difficulties. How can we help? How can we better recognize the dignity of their work? Can we cooperate with these institutions? For example, check out The Apostolate of the Sea: aos-usa.org/