Let us join our prayer with that of the Pope’s for this intention:
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.
Prayers for all of our priests of the Stamford Eparchy, in particular our pastors and those who serve as our spiritual fathers and priest-friends.
The May prayer intention of the Pope reads:
“That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.”
Join in prayer with Pope Francis and many others around the world for this intention.
The prayer intention for Pope Francis, March 2018
That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.
Let us keep this intention in our morning offering, and our other daily prayers before the Lord.
For the month of February, the prayer intention of Pope Francis is:
That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
Let’s ask for the grace to be steadfast to the Gospel and teaching of the Church.
Today is a great day to learn more about The Jesus Prayer (“Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.”), THE prayer for good Christians. Orthodox Metropolitan Kallistos Ware gives a fine presentation.
Listen to the presentation by clicking here.
What better way to spend some time on the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee than to learn about this prayer!!!
“Prayer is the lifting up of the mind and heart to God. From this it is evident that it is quite impossible for anyone to pray whose mind and heart are attached to anything carnal –for instance, to money or to honors –or who has in his heart passions such as hatred or envy for others, because passions usually contract the heart, in the same way as God expands it and gives it true freedom.”
Saint John of Kronstadt
Uniting ourselves in prayer with Pope Francis, this month’s intention is for Evangelization: To witness to the Gospel in Asia.
That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.
Though the intercession of the Holy Theotokos and all saints, we pray.
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for October:
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good”
The Pope said,
We should always remember the dignity and rights of those who work, condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are violated, and help to ensure authentic progress by man and society. Let us pray that all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.