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Pope Benedict’s prayer intentions for December 2011

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“In our prayer also, we must learn increasingly to enter into this history of salvation whose summit is Jesus; [we must learn] to renew before God our personal decision to open ourselves to His Will, and to ask Him for the strength to conform our will to His — in every aspect of our lives — in obedience to His plan of love for us” (Benedict XVI, November 30, 2011)

The general intention

That all peoples may grow in harmony and peace through mutual understanding and respect.

The missionary intention

That children and young people may be messengers of the Gospel and that they may be respected and preserved from all violence and exploitation.

Pope Benedict XVI’s monthly prayer intentions for November 2011

Benedict Oct 30 2011.jpgThe general intention

That the Eastern Catholic
Churches and their venerable traditions may be known and esteemed as a
spiritual treasure for the whole Church.

The missionary intention 

That the
African continent may find strength in Christ to pursue justice and
reconciliation as set forth by the second Synod of African Bishops.

Pope Benedict XVI’s monthly prayer intentions for September 2011

Pope blesses crowd August 31 2011.jpgThe papal prayer intentions for September bring to mind the ministry of teaching and proclaiming the Gospel in Asia. Let’s join Pope Benedict and the Church in asking God to bestow His grace on these two intentions.

The general intention

That all teachers may know how
to communicate the love of truth and instill authentic moral and spiritual

The missionary intention

That the Christian communities in Asia may
proclaim the Gospel with fervor, witnessing to its beauty with the joy of

Pope Benedict XVI’s monthly prayer intentions for August 2011

Pope at Castelgandolfo July 24 2011.jpgOne of the Holy Father’s August prayer intentions
is to step up an intense spiritual closeness with the Holy Spirit’s outpouring of
grace for the World Youth Day due to begin in 3 weeks (August 16-21).
Apparently many records are being broken for participation and programming.
Unite yourself to the Pope’s prayer for the youth…. 

The general intercession

World Youth Day in Madrid may encourage young people throughout the world to
have their lives rooted and built up in Christ.

The missionary intention

That Western Christians may be open to the action of the Holy Spirit and rediscover
the freshness and enthusiasm of their faith.

Pope Benedict XVI’s monthly prayer intentions for July 2011

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The month of July has us praying the following intentions with Pope Benedict:
The general intention
That Christians may ease the physical and spiritual suffering of those who are sick with AIDS, especially in the poorest countries.
The missionary intention
That religious women in missionary territories may be witnesses of the joy in the Gospel and living signs of the love of Christ.

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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