Prayer Intentions for 2019

The Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention each month. You are invited to answer the Holy Father's request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for the specific intention for the month.



 
 

JANUARY

Evangelization: Young People and the Example of Mary

That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.


FEBRUARY

Universal: Human Trafficking

For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.


MARCH

Evangelization: Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities

That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.


APRIL

Universal: Doctors and their Collaborators in Torn Areas

For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war-torn areas, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.


MAY

Evangelization: The Church in Africa, a Seed of Unity

That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.


JUNE

Evangelization: The Mode of Life of Priests

That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.


JULY

Universal: The Integrity of Justice

That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.


AUGUST

Evangelization: Families, Schools of Human Development

That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human development”.


SEPTEMBER

Universal: The Protection of the Oceans

That politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.


OCTOBER

Evangelization: A Missionary “Spring” in the Church

That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary “spring” in the church


NOVEMBER

Universal: Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Near East

That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.


DECEMBER

Universal: The Future of the Very Young

That every country determine to take the necessary measures to make the future of the very young, especially those who suffer, a priority.