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The pope video

The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of the Holy Father’s monthly intentions related to the challenges the humanity faces.

Every month Pope Francis invites us to follow him in his prayer requests.

For more information, visit the website www.thepopevideo.org.


July 2018

Priests and their Pastoral Ministry

The tiredness of priests… Do you know how often I think about it?
Priests, with their virtues and defects, work in many different areas.
Working on so many active fronts, they cannot remain inactive after a disappointment.
At such times, it’s good for them to remember that the people love their priests, need them, and trust in them.

Let us pray together 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.

© 2018 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


June 2018

Social Networks

The Internet is a gift of God, but it is also a great responsibility.
Communication technology, its places, its instruments have brought with it a lengthening of horizons, a widening, for so many people.
It can offer immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity.
May the digital network not be a place of alienation. May it be a concrete place, a place rich in humanity.

Let us pray together that social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

© 2018 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


May 2018

The Mission of the Laity

Lay people are on the front line of the life of the Church. We need their testimony regarding the truth of the Gospel and their example of expressing their faith by practicing solidarity.
Let us give thanks for the lay people who take risks, who are not afraid and who offer reasons for hope to the poorest, to the excluded, to the marginalized.

Let us pray together this month that the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, the mission that they received in Baptism, putting their creativity at the service of the challenges of today’s world.

© 2018 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


April 2018

For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters

Lay people are on the front line of the life of the Church.
We need their testimony regarding the truth of the Gospel and their example of expressing their faith by practicing solidarity.
Let us give thanks for the lay people who take risks, who are not afraid and who offer reasons for hope to the poorest, to the excluded, to the marginalized.

Let us raise our voices together, asking that economists may have the courage to reject an economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

© 2018 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


March 2018

Formation in Spiritual Discernment

The Church today needs to grow in the ability of spiritual discernment. There are many ways of living life well, using it for serving human and Christian ideals. We were created by God out of love and to love. Every Christian ought to grow in the ability to “read within” his or her life, and to understand where and to what he or she is being called by the Lord, in order to carry on his mission. The times in which we live demand that we develop a profound capacity of discernment… To discern, from among all the voices we hear, which is the Lord’s voice, which is the voice of Him who guides us to the Resurrection, to Life, and the voice that frees us from falling into the “culture of death.

Let us pray together that the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.

© 2018 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


February 2018

Say “No” to Corruption

“What is at the root of slavery, unemployment, and disregard for nature and goods held in common? Corruption, a process of death that feeds the culture of death.
Because the thirst for power and possessions knows no limits.
Corruption is not countered with silence.
We must speak about it, denounce its evils, and try to understand it so as to show our resolve to make mercy reign over meanness, beauty over nothingness.

Let us pray that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

© 2018 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


January 2018

Religious Minorities in Asia

In the vastly diversified cultural world of Asia, the Church faces many risks and her task is made more difficult by the fact of her being a minority.
These risks, these challenges are shared with other minority religious traditions, with whom we share a desire for wisdom, truth and holiness.
When we think of those who are persecuted for their religion, we go beyond differences of rite or confession: We place ourselves on the side of the men and women who fight to avoid renouncing their religious identity.

Let us pray for all of them, so that Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.

© 2018 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


December 2017

For the elderly

A people that does not take care of grandparents, that does not treat them well has no future!
The elderly have wisdom.
They are entrusted with a great responsibility: to transmit their life experience, their family history, the history of a community, of a people.

Let us keep in mind our elders, so that sustained by families and institutions, may with their wisdom and experience collaborate in the education of new generations.

© 2017 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


November 2017

To witness to the Gospel in Asia

The most striking feature of Asia is the variety of its peoples who are heirs to ancient cultures, religions and traditions.
On this continent, where the Church is a minority, the challenges are intense.
We must promote dialogue among religions and cultures.
Dialogue is an essential part of the mission of the Church in Asia.

Let us pray 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.

© 2017 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


October 2017

Rights of workers and the unemployed

We should always remember the dignity and rights of those who work, condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are violated, and help to ensure authentic progress by man and society.

Let us pray 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.

© 2017 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


September 2017

Parishes at the service of the mission

We should always remember the dignity and rights of those who work, condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are violated, and help to ensure authentic progress by man and society.

Let us pray 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.

© 2017 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


August 2017

For Artists

That artists of our time, through their creativity, may help us discover the beauty of creation.

© 2017 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


July 2017

Those distant from the Christian faith

Let us pray that our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the beauty of the Christian life.

© 2017 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


June 2017

Eliminate arms trade

Let us pray all together that national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade which victimizes so many innocent people.

© 2017 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


May 2017

Christians of Africa, witnesses for peace

That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

© 2017 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


April 2017

Youth​

For young people, that they might know how to respond generously to the vocation God has given them, and immerse themselves in the great causes of the world.

© 2017 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


March 2017

Help persecuted Christians​

That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

© 2017 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


February 2017

Welcome the needy​

For those who are weighed down, especially the poor, refugees and marginalized, that they might find welcome and support in our communities.

© 2017 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


January 2017

Christians serving humanity​

For all who contribute through prayer and fraternal charity to restoring full ecclesial communion in service of the challenges facing humanity.

© 2017 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


December 2016

End to Child‐Soldiers​

That the scandal of child‐soldiers may be eliminated the world over.

© 2016 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


November 2016

Countries receiving refugees

That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity.

© 2016 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


October 2016

Journalists

That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.

© 2016 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


September 2016

For a more human society​

That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.

© 2016 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


August 2016

Sports, a culture of encounter​

That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.

© 2016 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


July 2016

Indigenous Peoples​

That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.

© 2016 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


June 2016

Solidarity in Cities​

That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.

© 2016 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


May 2016

Respect for Women

That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.

© 2016 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


April 2016

Small farmers

That small farmers may receive just compensation for their invaluable work.

© 2016 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


March 2016

For children and families in difficulty

That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.

© 2016 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


February 2016

Care for Creation

That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations.

© 2016 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.


January 2016

For Inter-religious Dialogue

That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.

© 2016 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi.