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

JANUARY
Christian Unity

That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.

FEBRUARY
Comfort for the Afflicted

That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

MARCH
Support for Persecuted Christians

That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

APRIL 
Young People

That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.

MAY 
Christians in Africa

That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

JUNE 
National Leaders

That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.

JULY 
Lapsed Christians

That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.

AUGUST 
Artists

That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

SEPTEMBER 
Parishes

That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

OCTOBER 
Workers and the Unemployed

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.

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.

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