Praying with the pope

As part of the Pope's global network of prayer, we pray with the Holy Father, from our hearts and united in the heart of Christ, to grow as missionary disciples.  You can join this network by praying these monthly intentions with the pope, and by making a daily offering prayer .

Prayer God our Father, you call us to know and to follow your Son Jesus as a model for our lives. Help us to give a coherent testimony of our faith in Jesus, which encounters the people around us. The Gospel has an enormous force of transformation,...
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Prayer Lord, our Father, the beautiful and harmonious world that you have created for your children has stayed so far from your dream. Wars and divisions are still present, and are often caused and maintained only because of money. The arms trade is...
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That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace. Pope Francis - May 2017 READ THE REFLECTION
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That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life. Pope Francis - April 2017 Read the reflection
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That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church. Pope Francis - March 2017 How many people are being persecuted because of their faith, forced to abandon their homes, their places of worship, their...
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That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities. Read our reflection for February
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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. Read a reflection on this month's intention
Europe That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life. Read a reflection on the pope's intentions for December
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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. Collaboration of Priests and Laity That within parishes, priests and lay people...
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World Mission Day That World Mission Day may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it. Read a reflection on these intentions from Fr David Stewart SJ , National Director of the Pope's Global...
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