Each year, 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 this intention each month. From time to time, the Holy Father may add a second prayer intention related to current events or urgent needs, like disaster relief. The second prayer request will help mobilize prayer and action related to the urgent situation.
The Holy Father has entrusted these intentions in a particular way to the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (also known as the Apostleship of Prayer), an organization that works to encourage Christians to respond to the Pope's appeal and to deepen their daily prayer. You can find more information about the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network on their website. (The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network will also publish any urgent prayer intentions of the Holy Father as soon as they are received from the Holy See.)
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.
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.
Catholics in China
We pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.
Freedom from Addiction
We pray that those suffering from addiction may be helped and accompanied.
We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.
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.
We pray that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.
The Maritime World
We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.
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.
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.
We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.
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.