2014 Prayer Intentions

November 26, 2013

January
General: That all may promote authentic economic development that respects the dignity of all peoples.
Mission: That Christians of diverse denominations may walk toward the unity desired by Christ.

February
General: That the Church and society may respect the wisdom and experience of older people.
Mission: That priests, religious, and lay people may work together with generosity for evangelization.

March
General: That all cultures may respect the rights and dignity of women.
Mission: That many young people may accept the Lord’s invitation to consecrate their lives to proclaiming the Gospel.

April
General: That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
Mission: That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.

May
General: That the media may be instruments in the service of truth and peace.
Mission: That Mary, Star of Evangelization, may guide the Church in proclaiming Christ to all nations.

June
General: That the unemployed may receive support and find the work they need to live in dignity.
Mission: That Europe may rediscover its Christian roots through the witness of believers.

July
General: That sports may always be occasions of human fraternity and growth.
Mission: That the Holy Spirit may support the work of the laity who proclaim the Gospel in the poorest countries.

August
General: That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.
Mission: That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.

September
General: That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.
Mission: That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.

October
General: That the Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence.
Mission: That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world.

November
General: That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others.
Mission: That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors.
December
General: That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.
Mission: That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.