Prayer Intentions for 2020

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

Prayer intention for evangelisation - Promotion of World Peace


We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.


FEBRUARY

Universal prayer intention - Listen to the Migrants’ Cries


We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.


MARCH

Prayer intention for evangelisation - Catholics in China

We pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.


APRIL

Universal prayer intention - Freedom from Addiction

We pray that those suffering from addiction may be helped and accompanied.


MAY

Prayer intention for evangelisation - For Deacons
We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.


JUNE

Prayer intention for evangelisation - The Way of the Heart


We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.


JULY

Universal prayer intention - Our Families

We pray that today’s families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.


AUGUST

Universal prayer intention - The Maritime World


We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.


SEPTEMBER

Universal prayer intention - Respect for the Planet’s Resources


We pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.


OCTOBER

Prayer intention for evangelisation - The Laity’s Mission in the Church


We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.


NOVEMBER

Universal prayer intention - Artificial Intelligence

We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.


DECEMBER

Prayer intention for evangelisation - For a life of prayer


We pray that our personal relationship with Jesus Christ be nourished by the Word of God and a life of prayer.