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Pope Benedict XVI’s monthly prayer intentions for December 2009

Pope BenedictXVI in Advent.jpgPope Benedict has asked us to pray for these two intentions for the month of December. So, our prayer is united with his before the Divine Majesty asking that His Will be done and for these two points of intercession.

The general intention

That children may be respected, loved, and never exploited.

The missionary intention

That during Christmas the peoples of the earth may recognize the Incarnate Word as the light that illuminates every person, and that every nation may open its doors to Christ, the Savior of the world.

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Pope Benedict XVI’s monthly prayer intentions for November 2009

As Catholics, we are united with the Pope and his ministry of sanctifying the Church through the sacrifice of prayer and good works. One key to this sacrifice is remembering his intentions in our daily prayer and at Mass. This is a concrete way of encountering Jesus is being united with the Pope and the Church praying for the monthly general and missionary intentions listed on this blog on the first day of each month.

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The general prayer intention

That all the men and women
in the world, especially those who have responsibilities in the field of
politics and economics, may never fail in their commitment to safeguard

The mission intention

That believers in the different religions,
through the testimony of their lives and fraternal dialogue, may clearly
demonstrate that the name of God is a bearer of peace.

Pope Benedict XVI’s monthly prayer intentions for October 2009

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The general intention

That Sundays may be lived as the day
on which Christians gather to celebrate the Risen Lord in the table of the

The missionary intention

That all the people of God, whom Christ has
commanded to go and preach the Gospel to every creature, may diligently fulfill
their missionary responsibility.

Pope Benedict XVI’s prayer intentions, September 2009

Urbi & Orbi 2005.jpgThe general intention

That the Word of God may be better known, accepted,
and lived as the source of freedom and joy.

The missionary intention
That by trusting the Holy Spirit,
Christians in Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar may, amid great difficulties,
courageously proclaim the Gospel to their brothers and sisters.

NB: I am particularly grateful for the unexpected prayer intention for peoples in southeast asia–the Pope must’ve been reading my mind; we have 4 men from Myanmar studying here at the seminary: 2 priests & seminarians. I encourage you to lift up your voice to God with me for these Christians in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Pope Benedict XVI’s prayer intentions, August 2009

Pope Benedict July 24 09.jpgThe Holy Father’s prayer intentions for the month of August:

The general intention
public opinion may be more aware of the problems of millions of displaced
persons and refugees, and that concrete solutions may be found for their often
tragic situation.

The mission intention
That those Christians who are
discriminated against and persecuted in many countries because of the name of
Christ may have their human rights, equality and religious freedom recognized,
in order to be able to live and profess their own faith freely.

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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