Pope Francis' Monthly Prayer Intentions

Pope FrancisStarting in 2017, Pope Francis will present only one prepared prayer intention per month, rather than the two presented in years past. He plans, however, to add a second prayer intention each month related to current events or urgent needs. The urgent prayer request will help initiate prayer and action related to the current situation.

2017 Prayer Intentions

NOVEMBER 
Christians in Asia

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.

DECEMBER 
The Elderly

That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

 

2018 Prayer Intentions

JANUARY
Religious Minorities in Asia

That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.

FEBRUARY
Say "No" to Corruption

That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

MARCH
Formation in the Spiritual Discernment

That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.

APRIL 
For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters

That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

MAY 
The Mission of the Laity

That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

JUNE 
Social Networks

That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

JULY 
Priests and their Pastoral Ministry

That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

AUGUST 
The treasure of Families

That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

SEPTEMBER 
Young People in Africa

That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

OCTOBER 
The Mission of Religious

That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

NOVEMBER 
In the Service of Peace

That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

DECEMBER 
In the Service of the Transmission of Faith

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.

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