Praying with the Pope in October

Published on 02 Oct 2017
A man smiling holding some tools.

Intention:

That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

Pope Francis, October 2017

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Prayer

God of goodness,

in creating the world, you have entrusted to humanity the care of creation.

By the work of your hands, humanity guarantees its subsistence.

But so many people today are deprived of their rights,

in precarious employment conditions, which cause great concern in relation to their future and their families.

We look at so many people who have no job and they live daily the drama of seeing their projects of life frustrated.

We ask you, Lord, that you accompany with your grace all who live these difficulties and touch the hearts of those who decide on employment policies,

so that all may be given conditions worthy of work and sustenance, for the good of society.

 

Challenges for the month

Pray for those who are unemployed, so that they do not lose hope, nor give up looking for alternatives. Support a relative or acquaintance who is unemployed and offer to help where possible. Be aware of job opportunities that arise and disclose them to those who need or know who needs them.