Praying with the Pope in May

Published on 01 May 2019
A crowd of children, picture taken from above

That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

Pope Francis, May 2019

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Prayer

God of kindness, you created your children to live united to You, in communion with one another. In this month of May, with Pope Francis and all of us in his personal prayer network, we pray to you for the Christians of Africa, so that they open themselves to your presence and to your reconciling action in the midst of the divisions of this world. May your grace move hearts to forgiveness and mercy, with a sincere desire for that dialogue that builds peace and nurtures hope in the future, in particular of the poorest and the young. Our Father...

Proposals for the month:

If you live in Africa

Search, in the area where you live, for dialogue initiatives with groups that work for peace and reconciliation and participate in these initiatives.

Seek, in your family, in school and work, to be an agent of peace and reconciliation, taking on this task as a way of evangelization.

Promote a celebration of reconciliation in your community, praying that the Lord will heal the wounds of war and division.

If you live outside of Africa

Look for good examples of reconciliation between people and groups separated by war or religion and spread them in your own social networks.

Seek, in your family, school and work, to be an agent of peace and reconciliation, taking on this task as a way of evangelization.

Promote, in your community, a moment of prayer, praying that the Lord will heal the wounds of war and the division of the African peoples and open paths of reconciliation.

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