Praying with the Pope in July
Intention: 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.
Pope Francis, July 2017
God our Father, you call us to know and to follow your Son Jesus as a model for our lives.
Challenges for the month
To pray for those who have turned away from the faith, so that their heart may open to the appeals of the Father of Mercy.
Reflect in person if we are giving a coherent witness of life according to the Gospel, marked by mercy and joy.
Provide a moment of reflection in the parish about concrete ways of speaking of the faith to those who are far from the Church.