Pope Francis’ Monthly Prayer Intentions for 2018

JANUARY
Religious Minorities in Asia
That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their
faith in full freedom.

FEBRUARY
Say “No” to Corruption
That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

MARCH
Formation in Spiritual Discernment
That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on
the personal and communitarian levels.

APRIL
For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters
That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to
open new paths.

MAY
The Mission of the Laity
That the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the
challenges that face the world today.

JUNE
Social Networks
That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their
differences.

JULY
Priests and their Pastoral Ministry
That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and
comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

AUGUST
The treasure of Families
That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one
of the treasures of humanity.

SEPTEMBER
Young People in Africa
That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

OCTOBER
The Mission of Religious
That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the
poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

NOVEMBER
In the Service of Peace
That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

DECEMBER
Evangelization: In the Service of the Transmission of Faith
That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their
dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.