THE POPE’S PRAYER INTENTION for July 2017
Lapsed Christians – That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.
THE POPE’S PRAYER INTENTION for June 2017
National Leaders – That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.
Christians in Africa – That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.
Young People – That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.
Support for Persecuted Christians – That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
Comfort for the Afflicted – That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
Homeless People Affected by the Cold – That in these days of such great cold that we think of all the people living on the streets, affected by the cold and by the indifference of others. We pray for them and ask the Lord to warm the hearts of others to help them.
Christian Unity – That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.
UNIVERSAL: End to Child-Soldiers – That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.
EVANGELIZATION: Europe – That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.
UNIVERSAL: Countries Receiving Refugees – That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity.
EVANGELIZATION: Collaboration of Priests and Laity – That within parishes, priests and lay people may collaborate in service to the community without giving in to the temptation of discouragement .