Pope's intentions for the challenges
of humanity and mission of the Church

January 1, 2019
2 have prayed

That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

Prayer

Father of kindness,I thank you for the enthusiasm and joy of young people.
In them I find their capacity to dream, idealism
and the strength to make this world a more peaceful and just place.
Pour out your Holy Spirit on our communities,
so that they may be meeting places between several generations,
united in communion with you, celebrating your presence among us.
May the enthusiasm of young people be, in your Church, the motive of a new missionary spirit, marked by joy, especially among those who need it most, the poorest,
the most disadvantaged, those who have lost hope.
During this month, I pray for the young people who will participate in World Youth Day in Panama and for the fruits, for the Church, of this great meeting.
Amen.

Proposals for the month

Proposals for the month, if you live in Latin America:
  • Participate in World Youth Day, or in initiatives that accompany this event, collaborating with whatever is necessary for their organization and disseminating the fruits of this great meeting.
  • In the deep connection to Mary that characterizes the Church of Latin America, promote the prayer of the Rosary in your communities, the Rosary for Peace, promoted by Click to Pray.
  • Open up to the youth opportunities and places of responsibility in the revitalization of the apostolic life of their local communities, supporting them in their expressions of creativity, in the spirit of the Continental Mission.
Proposals for the month, if you live outside of Latin America:
  • Participate in World Youth Day, or accompany this event in prayer, especially through the prayer of the Rosary for Peace, promoted by Click to Pray.
  • Conduct a meeting of the pastoral leaders of the community, inviting young people to reflect together on their concrete participation in the life of the community.
  • Throughout this month, try to be a proclaimer of the joy of the Gospel with those who need it most, in their own environments, family, friendship and work.
December 1, 2018
59004 have prayed

That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.

Offering Prayer

Father, here I am.I know you are always with me.
I place my heart in the Heart of your Son Jesus,
who gives himself to us in the Eucharist each day.
May your Holy Spirit strengthen me to live the Gospel in everything I do and say.
For my part I give you this day–all my prayers,
works, joys, and sufferings–all I am and possess.
With Mary, mother of the Church, I pray for the
mission of the Church, for all Apostles of Prayer,
and for the intentions of the Pope this month. Amen.

Proposals for the month

  • During this month, dedicate a time to reflect in your community on the ways in which faith is transmitted in your community, the language they use, the methods and pedagogy used and how it is received by young people.
  • Help others in your family, and parish community, to prepare for Christmas, meditating on the Word of God, devoting time to prayer and to the central theme of this liturgical time.
  • Spend time with family and friends to talk and reflect about the meaning of Christmas, the meaning of the mangerand the presence of Jesus in everyone’s life, especially at home.
November 23, 2018
17859 have prayed

Let us pray together that the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

Offering prayer

Father, here I am.
I know you are always with me.
I place my heart in the Heart of your Son Jesus,
who gives himself to us in the Eucharist each day.
May your Holy Spirit strengthen me to live the Gospel in everything I do and say.
For my part I give you this day–all my prayers,
works, joys, and sufferings–all I am and possess.
With Mary, mother of the Church, I pray for the
mission of the Church, for all Apostles of Prayer,
and for the intentions of the Pope this month. Amen.

Proposals for the month

  • Reflect: What are the people and situations that need reconciliation in your heart? Offer forgiveness to those whom you have hurt, with concrete words and gestures.
  • Cultivate dialogue, reconciliation and mutual understanding in situations of conflict and rupture in your community. Build bridges and promote peace.
  • Organize a moment of prayer in your community to help people abandon indifference and sympathize with the realities of war, conflict and violence that the world is experiencing.