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The Pope's Prayer Intention

For the Pastoral Care of the Sick - July 2024

We pray that the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is conferred to those who receive it and their loved ones the power of the Lord and become ever more a visible sign of compassion and hope for all.

Next Month’s Intention

August 2024 Intention
For Political Leaders

We pray that political leaders be at the service of their own people, working for integral human
development and for the common good, especially caring for the poor and those who have lost their

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Previous Month’s Intention

June 2024 Intention

We pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys full of danger and violence, find welcome and new opportunities in the countries that receive them.

How Are The Prayer Intentions Chosen?

The faithful from around the world suggest papal prayer intentions in each country to their national office, which selects some of them and sends those to the international office of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network in Vatican City. Through prayerful discernment the international office selects a large number of them and submits them to the Pope to help his discernment. After his prayer and discernment he entrusts to the International Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network the official set of monthly prayer intentions, which are then translated into the major world languages and published in print and digital formats.

Intentions for 2024 [English] [Spanish] [French]

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Monthly Small Group Reflection

One of the most fruitful ways to learn and share our Catholic faith is through small group discussion and study. 

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