Praying with the Pope in August
The Maritime World
We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.
Pope Francis, August 2020
Proposals for the month
1. Research the work of the Apostleship of the Sea, learn more about their wonderful ministry of support for seafarers and about the work of a Port Chaplain. When the situation allows, discuss with your parish leaders inviting an Apostleship of the Sea representative to come to your parish or worshipping community to showcase their work.
2. Spend some prayer-time, alone or in a prayer-group, bringing to mind the suffering and great cost so often paid by those who work and live from the sea. This is an excellent and practical way of praying with the Pope this month in his intention.
3.Think about beginning your day with a Morning Offering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, using the prayers given above, those on the Click to Pray website and App or the traditional form of the Morning Offering. If you do this already, resolve to renew your commitment to this important ministry in the Church. Offer yourself in the morning for the mission of Christ that day and don’t worry about how that will work out, for the Lord will use your offering of yourself in ways that will surprise and delight you!
Prayer for the month