Dear God, open a door for my message, so that I may proclaim the mystery of Christ. I pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

R4C

R4C
Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You.
Psalm 19:14, May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions ~ 2017

Beginning 2017, there will only be one monthly prayer intention (12 monthly prayer intentions in 2017) , not two like in previous years. Pope Francis will announce his urgent intention (a second urgent monthly prayer intention each month related to current events or urgent needs) during his first Sunday Angelus address of each month which will help mobilize prayer and action related to the urgent situation.

Pope Francis’ intentions for 2017 also focus on topics he has frequently spoken out about, such as support for persecuted Christians, youth, Christians in Africa and Asia, workers and the unemployed, and the elderly.

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.

source: apostleshipofprayer.org

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