Holy Father’s prayer intention
UNIVERSAL: In the Service of Peace: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.
EVANGELIZATION: 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.
UNIVERSAL: Young People in Africa: That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.
UNIVERSAL: The Treasure of Families: That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.
EVANGELIZATION: 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.
UNIVERSAL: Social Networks: That social networks may work toward that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.
EVANGELIZATION: 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.
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.
EVANGELIZATION: Formation in Spiritual Discernment: That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.
UNIVERSAL: SAY “NO” TO CORRUPTION: That those who have material, political, or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.