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Starting in 2017 the Pope will present only one prepared prayer intention per month, rather than the two presented before this year. He plans, however, to add a second prayer intention each month related to current events or urgent needs, like disaster relief. The urgent prayer request will help mobilize prayer and action related to the urgent situation. The Apostleship of Prayer will publish these urgent prayer intentions on this website as soon as we receive them from the Vatican.
What is the process in the preparation of the prepared prayer intentions? The faithful from around the world suggest papal prayer intentions to the international office of the Apostleship of Prayer in Rome. Through prayerful discernment the Apostleship selects a large number of them and submits them to the Vatican for further selection, with the Pope making the final selection. The Vatican then entrusts to the Apostleship of Prayer the official set of monthly prayer intentions, which the Apostleship then translates into the major world languages and publishes in print and digital formats.
Pope's Prayer Intentions: Christian Unity.
That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord's teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.
For America's new President, his administration - may they serve the country well
For victims of the avalanche in Italy
For all the poor souls executed in Saudi Arabia recently - and their families
A friend in hospital
For Paul who is unwell tonight
For all refugees that they can keep warm in this icy winter weather
For a friend in hospital with anorexia
Please pray for the Mums of Andrew Papist and Fr Jim Sichko
For Peter Karol, dear husband and father RIP
For Ellen Teague's mother, Margaret Foley, who died this morning, 7 January. And all her family at this time.
For all those killed and injured in the attack in Turkey on New Year's Eve.
For the release of Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, kidnapped in Yemen,
All the unnamed victims of war and violence in Syria, Iraq, DR Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Colombia and elsewhere.
Carrie Fisher RIP
George Michael RIP
Victims of the Russian plane crash and their loved ones
Rabbi Blue RIP
Father Luigi Menegazzo RIP
All those killed and injured by the attack on the St Peter's Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo
For victims of the earthquake on Indonesia
For the victims of the fire in California and their loved ones.
All those with AIDS/ HIV and their loved ones
The Chapecoense footballeers and their families
For the intentions of Sukwinder Pal and his family
Christina who is feeling unwell and having medical tests
Fidel Castro RIP and the people of Cuba
All at the missionaries retirement home in Monferrier-sur-Lez
For all who suffered in the attack on the home in Montferrier-sur-Lez
A young student taking his viva soon
A young woman who is ill with anorexia
For all the victims of the earthquake in New Zealand
For Leonard Cohen who was a friend to so many through his music and writing. May he rest in peace
For the people of Syria, trapped in Aleppo and other cities. For the people of Gaza and Yemen trapped under appalling conditions. For peace in the Middle East and the world.
For all the people of the United States and their leaders - that they unite and work for peace, justice and the environment in their country and the world
For all victims of the tram crash in Croydon and their families
For the people of the United States as they vote for their next president
For a difficult family situation
Sue who is ill
For all countries suffering drought
For everyone in Italy affected by the earthquakes
A friend with a big problem
Christine Kieran RIP
For Asia Bibi - the appeal against her death sentence postponed again
For Peter who is having treatment for cancer
People of Haiti after Hurricane Matthew
Rose Taylor RIP - a lovely person. Very professional journalist
Fr Piet Wijngaard, O.Carm.RIP
Shimon Perez RIP
Father Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juárez and Father José Alfredo Suárez de la Cruz killed in Mexico
Archbishop Desmond Tutu who has returned to hospital for treatment for an infection.
Elizabeth Wang RIP
For Tom Carus who was seriously injured in a rugby accident. That he makes a complete recovery.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Joseph Paul late of Brisbane, Queensland.
For Luka-Angel - that she makes a full recovery from her heart operation.
Gene Wilder RIP
For victims of the earthquake in central Italy.
Timea Bozic's intentions
Helen Crowdey's dear Mum. RIP
Joan Reilly - much loved teacher at St Mary's, Strawberry Hill, RIP
For all the victims of the hospital bomb in Pakistan, Bilal Anwar Kasi
For all participants in the Rio Olympics
For Ged going through cancer treatment
Please pray for Sudhakaran suffering from secondary stage of cancer.
Anna Maria Jacobini RIP
That the justice of God permanently disable ISIS.
Gift of health for Sr. Anitha who has half blood platelet count decreasing daily.
Miracle for Kala who has pain of kidney stone again after surgery for two.
Miracle for orphan Sr. Aasha who has weekly epilepsy convulsions.
That our Lord and our Mother appear to Syriac refugees and/or supernatural consolations and miracles of healing and provision.
Ms Raji who is having an operation for cancer on Wednesday
Victims of the train crash in Italy
For the victims of the attack in Nice, France
Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski RIP
For Jean Woodcock RIP and her husband John.
For the Black victims shot by US police lately. All victims of gun crime in America.
For our Muslim brothers and sisters soon celebrating Eid - especially those in Syria, in Iraq, Egypt, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and other countries suffering terrible violence.
For all politicians now, coping after the referendum
For those killed in Baghdad and Bakha
For Greta Pinto's intentions
All those killed and injured in Istanbul today
Victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre:
Stanley Almodovar III, 23,
Amanda Alvear, 25
Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
Martin Benitez Torres, 33
Antonio D Brown, 30
Darryl R Burt II, 29
Jonathan A Camuy Vega, 24
Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
Simon A. Carrillo Fernandez, 31
Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
Luis D. Conde, 39
Cory J. Connell, 21
Tevin E. Crosby, 25
Franky J. Dejesus Velazquez, 50
Deonka D. Drayton, 32
Mercedez M. Flores, 26
Juan R. Guerrero, 22
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
Paul T. Henry, 41
Frank Hernandez, 27
Miguel A. Honorato, 30
Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40
Jason B. Josaphat, 19
Eddie J. Justice, 30
Anthony L. Laureano Disla, 25
Christopher A. Leinonen, 32
Brenda L. Marquez McCool, 49
Jean C. Mendez Perez, 35
Akyra Monet Murray, 18
Kimberly Morris, 37
Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27
Luis O. Ocasio-Capo, 20
Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25
Eric I. Ortiz-Rivera, 36
Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32
Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37
Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24
Christopher J. Sanfeliz, 24
Xavier E. Serrano Rosado, 35
Gilberto R. Silva Menendez, 25
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34
Shane E. Tomlinson, 33
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
Luis S. Vielma, 22
Luis D. Wilson-Leon, 37
Jerald A. Wright, 31
For a very troubled young man.
For Mahalakshmi who has an eye problem. May she recover speedily
For MP Jo Cox, Rest in Peace
For Fr Wilfrid McGreal who is ill.
For refugees attempting to reach safe countries and those refugees languishing in camps
Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday
For all those killed and injured in the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida
Mohammad Ali Rest in Peace
Please pray for Jans who met with an accident is admitted in ICU. He has serious head injuries
For Jean who is very ill and her husband John
Fr Wilfrid McGreal O.Carm who is not well.
Prayers requested for two families suffering from marital discord - thanks!
For Sir Anthony Bailey's dear father who has died.
Please pray for Jack Valero's dear mother Mercedes, who has died
For the people of Alberta, Canada, who have lost their homes in the huge forest fires. Keep everyone there safe
For all the newly-elected politicians and those who lost the elections
Please pray for my sister June (April) Panico, she has stage 4 cancer, thank you we need a miracle!
Shafqat and Shagufta - a married couple falsely accused and sentenced to death for blasphemy. The husband is in a wheelchair.
Kidnapped Bishops Boulos Yazigi and Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim
Victoria Wood RIP
Barbara who is not well.
For victims of the Ecuador earthquake
For Pope Francis on his visit to Lesbos
For the people of Japan which has suffered huge earthquakes
For Timea who needs a new job
Joyce who lost her beloved husband recently
Friends recovering from illness
Victims of the bombings in Lahore
Fr Tom kidnapped in Yemen and all Christians in captivity for their faith
Victims of the bomb attacks in Brussels
For Ged having chemo
For Martin and his wife.
Please pray for Alison who is recovering from an operation and for her sister who is very ill
Please pray for Mary Elizabeth appearing for SSLC exam from tomorrow onwards till 20th March.
Bradley Smith RIP
For Louise Zanre RIP
Fior a single mother who is struggling
Barbara Lathrop's intentions
For a friend who is ill.
For Andrew and for Aidan both now out of hospital
Frank Finlay RIP
Terry Wogan RIP
Peter Dunn's mother Peggy RIP
Salah Farah RIP - a brave Muslim teacher, husband and father, who sacrificed his life to protect Christians on a bus in Kenya.
For Fr Robin as he is installed as an Honorary Canon at Christchurch, Oxford
For all the refugees who drowned today off the coast of Greece.
For all those killed and injured in the terrorist attack in Pakistan today
TJ prays for a job and to find true love.
Alan Rickman wonderful actor RIP
For all victims of the bombing in Jakarta. Peace in Indonesia
For the victims of the Istanbul bombing and their loved ones.
For a family suffering from one member's addiction problems
David Bowie RIP
Father Peter Birmingham RIP
Father Anthony Sudlow RIP
Please pray for healing for my husband Sam Walsh. In critical care unit after emergency operation. Pray that the God of power and love will renew his mind and body
Thank God for the safe release of Fr Dhiya Azziz!
For Becky, that she makes a complete recovery and returns to her family
For a brave friend who is continuing to work through a serious illness
To give thanks for the climate agreement in Paris
Cardinal Julio Terrazas Sandoval, C.SS.R. RIP
Pastor Farshid Fathi imprisoned in Iran for his faith
John Trudell poet, human rights campaigner RIP
For peace in Syria
For peace in the Holy Land, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Nigeria, Afghanistan and all places where there is war and unrest.
For all the struggling refugees. May they find a safe home.
Monica Buferd, Barbara Broun RIP much missed by your friends.
For all refugees struggling to reach safe countries