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Holy Father’s Mission Prayer Intentions

JANUARY

 Dedication to Peace
That the dedication of Christians to peace may bear witness to the name of Christ before all men and women of good will.

 FEBRUARY

 Health Workers
That the Lord may sustain the efforts of health workers assisting the sick and elderly in the world’s poorest regions.

 MARCH

 Persecuted Christians
That the Holy Spirit may grant perseverance to those who suffer discrimination, persecution, or death for the name of Christ, particularly in Asia.

 APRIL

 Christ, Hope for Africans
That the risen Christ may be a sign of certain hope for the men and women of the African continent.

 MAY

 Mary, Guide of Missionaries
That Mary, Queen of the World and Star of Evangelization, may accompany all missionaries in proclaiming her Son Jesus.

 JUNE

 European Christians
That Christians in Europe may rediscover their true identity and participate with greater enthusiasm in the proclamation of the Gospel.

 JULY

 Christian Volunteers
That Christian volunteers in mission territories may witness to the love of Christ.

 AUGUST

 Youth Witness to Christ
That young people, called to follow Christ, may be willing to proclaim and bear witness to the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

 SEPTEMBER

 Help for the Poorest Churches
That Christian communities may have a growing willingness to send missionaries, priests, and lay people, along with concrete resources, to the poorest Churches.

 OCTOBER

 World Mission Day
That the celebration of World Mission Day may result in a renewed commitment to evangelization.

 NOVEMBER

 Pilgrim Church
That the pilgrim Church on earth may shine as a light to the nations.

 DECEMBER

 Christ, light for all humanity
That Christ may reveal himself to all humanity with the light that shines forth from Bethlehem and is reflected in the face of his Church.