Holy Father Benedict XVI's 2009 Prayer Intentions

Our Pope counts on our intercession for his intentions. Make sure to pray for the intentions of the Holy Father. See list of intentions for 2009.
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2009 Monthly Papal Intentions


JANUARY 2009

General:
That the family may become more and more a place of training in charity, personal growth and transmission of the faith.

Mission:
That the different Christian confessions, aware of the need for a new evangelisation in this period of profound transformations, may be committed to announcing the Good News and moving towards the full unity of all Christians in order to offer a more credible testimony of the Gospel.


FEBRUARY 2009

General:
That the Pastors of the Church may always be docile to the action of the Holy Spirit in their teaching and in their service to God's people.

Mission:
That the Church in Africa may find adequate ways and means to promote reconciliation, justice and peace efficaciously, according to the indications of the Synod of the Bishops’ Special Assembly for Africa.


MARCH 2009

General:
That the role of women may be more appreciated and used to good advantage in every country in the world.

Mission:
That in the light of the letter addressed to them by Pope Benedict XVI, the Bishops, priests, consecrated persons, and lay faithful of the Catholic Church in the Popular Republic of China may commit themselves to being the sign and instrument of unity, communion and peace.


APRIL 2009

General:
That the Lord may bless the farmers with an abundant harvest and sensitise the richer populations to the drama of hunger in the world

Mission:
That the Christians who work in areas where the conditions of the poor, the weak and the women and children are most tragic, may be signs of hope, thanks to their courageous testimony to the Gospel of solidarity and love.


MAY 2009

General:
That the laity and the Christian communities may be responsible promoters of priestly and religious vocations.

Mission:
That the recently founded Catholic Churches, grateful to the Lord for the gift of faith, may be ready to share in the universal mission of the Church, offering their availability to preach the Gospel throughout the world.


JUNE 2009

General: 
That international attention towards the poorer countries may give rise to more concrete help, in particular to relieve them of the crushing burden of foreign debt.

Mission:
That the particular Churches operating in regions marked by violence may be sustained by the love and concrete closeness of all the Catholics in the world.


JULY 2009

General: 
That the Christians of the Middle East may live their faith in full freedom and be an instrument of peace and reconciliation.

Mission:
That the Church may be the seed and nucleus of a humanity reconciled and reunited in God's one and only family, thanks to the testimony of all the faithful in every country in the world.


AUGUST 2009

General:
That public opinion may be more aware of the problem of millions of displaced persons and refugees and that concrete solutions may be found for their often tragic situation.

Mission:
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.


SEPTEMBER 2009

General:
That the word of God may be better known, welcomed and lived as the source of freedom and joy.

Mission:
That Christians in Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar, who often meet with great difficulties, may not be discourage from announcing the Gospel to their brothers, trusting in the strength of the Holy Spirit.


OCTOBER 2009

General:
That Sunday may be lived as the day on which Christians gather to celebrate the risen Lord, participating in the Eucharist.

Mission:
That the entire People of God, to whom Christ entrusted the mandate to go and preach the Gospel to every creature, may eagerly assume their own missionary responsibility and consider it the highest service they can offer humanity.


NOVEMBER 2009

General:
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 creation.

Mission:
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.


DECEMBER 2009

General:
That children may be respected and loved and never be the victims of exploitation in its various forms.

Mission:
That at Christmas the peoples of the earth may recognize in the Word Incarnate the light which illuminates every man and that the Nations may open their doors to Christ, the Saviour of the world.



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