1 January – The Holy Father’s Monthly Intentions
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.
JANUARY: – 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.
5 thoughts on “1 January 2017 – The Holy Father’s Monthly Intentions”
this is very helpful for us missionaries who are away form homelnd. thank you very much!
Thank you Sr and God bless you and your work in 2017! If there is anything you need me to post, please let me know.
good morning and happy new year 2017!
for the past years, the vatican through the pontifical missionary societies released the monthly pontifical and missionary intentions. however for this year, we only have the monthly pontifical intentions prepared for year 2017. may we know where to search the monthly missionary intentions since we include them in our morning prayers every daily flag ceremony.
Certainly Reg, though I will be posting them on the first of each month.
However I will return later with the link to the site that is the voice-piece of the Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions.
Dear Reg – here is the link to the Apostleship of Prayer website, as promised: