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THE POPE'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR 2014
ENTRUSTED TO THE APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER

January

  • Economic Development.  That all may promote authentic economic development that respects the dignity of all peoples.
  • Christian Unity.  That Christians of diverse denominations may walk toward the unity desired by Christ.

February

  • Elders.  That the Church and society may respect the wisdom and experience of older people.
  • Collaboration in Evangelization.  That priests, religious, and lay people may work together with generosity.

March

  • Respect for Women.  That all cultures may respect the rights and dignity of women.
  • Vocations.  That many young people may accept the Lord’s invitation to consecrate their lives to proclaiming the Gospel.

April

  • Ecology and Justice.  That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
  • Hope for the Sick That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness. 

May

  • Media. That the media may be instruments in the service of truth and peace.
  • Mary’s Guidance. That Mary, Star of Evangelization, may guide the Church in proclaiming Christ to all nations.

June

  • Unemployed. That the unemployed may receive support and find the work they need to live in dignity.
  • Faith in Europe.  That Europe may rediscover its Christian roots through the witness of believers.

July

  • Sports. That sports may always be occasions of human fraternity and growth.
  • Lay Missionaries That the Holy Spirit may support the work of the laity who proclaim the Gospel in the poorest countries.

August

  • Refugees.  That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.
  • Oceania.  That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.

September

  • Mentally disabled. That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.
  • Service to the poor That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.

October

  • Peace. That the Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence.
  • World Mission Day That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world.

November

  • Lonely people. That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others.
  • Mentors of seminarians and religious That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors.

December

  • Christmas, hope for humanity. That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.
  • Parents.  That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.

 

From the Vatican, 1 February 2013       
Benedictus PP XVI 
(Official English translation.  Original: Italian)


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