Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intentions

Published on July 1, 2022

NOVEMBER 2022  Children Who Suffer  We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection.

OCTOBER 2022  A Church Open to Everyone  We pray for the Church; ever faithful to, and courageous in preaching the Gospel, may the Church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality.

SEPTEMBER 2022  Abolition of the Death Penalty   We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country.

AUGUST 2022  Small Businesses  We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.

JULY 2022  Elderly.  We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.

JUNE 2022  Families.  We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.

MAY 2022  Faith-Filled Young People.  We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service. 

APRIL 2022 Health Care Workers  We pray for health care workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.

MARCH 2022  A Christian Response to Bioethical Challenges We pray for Christians facing new bioethical challenges; may they continue to defend the dignity of all human life with prayer and action.

FEBRUARY 2022  Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women  We pray for religious sisters and consecrated women; thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.

JANUARY 2022 True Human Fraternity  We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.