Praying with the Pope in November

Published on 01 Nov 2017
Women praying in front of candles

Intention:

That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

Pope Francis, November 2017

Prayer

God our Father,

you teach us to live the faith

in the coherence between our words and our works,

between what we profess and what we live.

Help us to live radically the spirit of the Our Father,

in which we realize that we are all brothers and sisters

and therefore invited to share and to dialogue.

In this particular month,

we pray for the Christians in Asia,

who in many countries are a minority,

that they may always be bridge builders

among the various religious traditions in the societies in which they live,

witnessing the charity of the Gospel through their lives.

Challenges for the month

  • Pray for Christians in Asia, particularly in countries where they are minorities, so that religious freedom and peace are always recognized.
  • Seek to know better the reality of Christianity in Asia, its diversity and wealth, in particular the evangelical enthusiasm of these younger Churches.
  • In the local community, seek to meet people of different religious traditions, know their habits, actions and establish good relations, which lead to some cooperation for the good of society.

 

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