We add petitions as they come in. If you would like a request to be added to this list please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Support for Persecuted Christians
For Maureen and Pat - much loved couple, who were knocked down by a car on Saturday and are in hospital.
For Andrzej in hospital after operation
For all the victims of the terrorist attack in Westminster
Urgent prayers needed for Carola. She had a life-threatening accident and now has contracted a hospital infection.
For Josephine Rosaria's intentions
Chuck Berry RIP
For Helen - young wife and mother who died last night 16 March 2017, and her family.
Sheila Rowan RIP
Please pray for Helen - a young wife and mother who has liver failure.
MK appeals for prayers - Donors, all miracles needed for my single father 21 adopted families 40 daughters in India.
For Matt - husband, father, brother, who is undergoing treatment for a spinal tumour and other problems. Please for Matt and his family.
For a friend with anorexia
For Timea - that she gets a good job very soon
Sister Cecilia Goodman CJ RIP
Little Jonah is recovering from his op in intensive care.
Please pray for Charles who is seriously ill.
Little Jonah who is recovering from his second liver transplant.
Fr Augustine Measures OSB RIP
Friends and relatives in hospital undergoing chemo
Kak Awat Hassan
John Hurt RIP
For Margaret who is recovering from surgery
Worldwide day of prayer for Standing Rock http://globalprayeraction.com/homepage
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
All those with AIDS/ HIV and their loved ones
For the intentions of Sukwinder Pal and his family
Christina who is feeling unwell and having medical tests
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 John struggling with addiction
For a difficult family situation
Sue who is ill
For all countries suffering drought
Joan Reilly - much loved teacher at St Mary's, Strawberry Hill, RIP
For Ged going through cancer treatment
Please pray for Sudhakaran suffering from secondary stage of cancer.
For Jean Woodcock RIP and her husband John.