The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for 2015
Each month, Pope Francis announces his special prayer intentions--particular things that he wishes all Catholics to pray for that month.
Pope Francis offers two intentions every month, one Universal, and one For Evangelization.
That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of good will may work together for peace.
Evangelization: Consecrated life
That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal
That prisoners,especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
For Evangelization: Separated spouses
That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community.
That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
For Evangelization: Contribution of women
That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.
That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of Gods.
For Evangelization: Persecuted Christians
That persecuted Christians may feel the consoling presence of the Risen Lord and the solidarity of all the Churchs.
Universal: Care for the suffering
That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbors who suffer, especially the sick and the poor.
For Evangelization: Openness to mission
That Mary’s intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.
Universal: Immigrants and refugees
That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.
For Evangelization: Vocations
That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
The poor in Latin America
That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal societys.
That volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy.
For Evangelization: Outreach to the marginalized
That setting aside our very selves we may learn to be neighbors to those who find themselves on the margins of human and society.
Universal: Opportunities for the young
That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people.
For Evangelization: Catechists
That catechists may give witness by living in a way consistent with the faith they proclaim.
Universal: Human trafficking
That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.
For Evangelization: Mission in Asia
That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who are still awaiting it.
That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ from our own.
For Evangelization: Pastors
That pastors of the Church, with profound love for their flocks, may accompany them and enliven their hope.
Universal: Experiencing God’s mercy
That all may experience the mercy of God, who never tires of forgiving.
For Evangelization: Families
That families, especially those who suffer, may find in the birth of Jesus a sign of certain hope.