Pope’s Monthly Intentions


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    MARCH 2016

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

    Evangelization: Persecuted Christians
    That those Christians who, on account of their faith, are discriminated against or are being persecuted, may remain strong and faithful to the Gospel, thanks to the incessant prayer of the Church.

    Prayer

    God our Father,
    I thank you for those who care for me and help me grow.
    I pray for the many children growing up in families in difficulty–economic, emotional, or social.
    I pray that your love be present within these families.
    Love is expressed in forgiveness, in listening and respecting each other.
    I also pray, in union with the Holy Father,
    for all Christians who are persecuted.
    May they know hope and comfort in their difficulties.

    Our father; Ave Maria; Glory…

    Resolutions for this month:

I will seek to be a source of peace and joy for families who are experiencing difficulties.

I will help children learn to be attentive to others, especially when they are experiencing difficulties.

I will help raise awareness and try to motivate others to pray for the persecution of Christians throughout the world.

 


 

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

Evangelization: Asia
That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith and the peoples of Asia.

Prayer

Father of goodness,
you created this beautiful world
for your children who find you in the beauty of nature.
All creation is a song of praise to your love.
Our Mother Earth is the source of food for all.
Help me take care of it as our common home,
to remember that my carelessness
endangers the generations to come.
I pray for those who govern nations
to be careful
in this mission in the true service of justice.
Also I pray for the Christians of Asia,
that they may find among their fellow citizens
an atmosphere of peace and religious tolerance.

Our father; Ave Maria and Gloria…

Purposes for this month:

To evaluate my ecological practices and acquire good habits to care for creation.

To motivate the younger generations to care for our common home.

To pray for all Christians of the great Asian continent.

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Universal: Interreligious Dialogue

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

Evangelization: Christian Unity

That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions.

Prayer

Lord God,
with immense love,
revealed to humanity,
communicate with your children
to show us the right path.
Today, Lord,
I ask that all believers may dialogue
to build a more just and fraternal world.
I ask that different religions and Christian traditions
are not a source of conflict and división. Instead let us
commit to the search for peace and service to all who suffer.

Our father; Ave Maria and Gloria.

Purpose of this month:

To respect and not dismiss people throughout the month who have a different religion.

To organize or participate in prayer for peace.

To better understand the richness of other religions and other Christian traditions that are around me.

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