His Holiness Pope Francis’s Prayer Intentions

January 2014
Economic Development. That all may promote authentic economic development that respects the dignity of all peoples.
Christian Unity. That Christians of diverse denominations may walk toward the unity desired by Christ.

February 2014
Elders. That the Church and society may respect the wisdom and experience of older people.
Collaboration in Evangelization. That priests, religious, and lay people may work together with generosity.

March 2014
Respect for Women. That all cultures may respect the rights and dignity of women.
Vocations. That many young people may accept the Lord’s invitation to consecrate their lives to proclaiming the Gospel.

April 2014
Ecology and Justice. That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
Hope for the Sick. That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.

May 2014
Media. That the media may be instruments in the service of truth and peace.
Mary’s Guidance. That Mary, Star of Evangelization, may guide the Church in proclaiming Christ to all nations.

June 2014
Unemployed. That the unemployed may receive support and find the work they need to live in dignity.
Faith in Europe. That Europe may rediscover its Christian roots through the witness of believers.

July 2014
Sports. That sports may always be occasions of human fraternity and growth.
Lay Missionaries. That the Holy Spirit may support the work of the laity who proclaim the Gospel in the poorest countries.

August 2014
Refugees. That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.
Oceania. That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.

September 2014
Mentally disabled. That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.
Service to the poor. That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.

October 2014
Peace. That the Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence.
World Mission Day. That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world.

November 2014
Lonely people. That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others.
Mentors of seminarians and religious. That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors.

December 2014
Christmas, Hope for humanity. That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.
Parents. That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.

…  From the Vatican