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Pope's monthly prayer intentions 2023

Published on 04/01/2022

Pope's Prayer Intentions for 2023

The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network is a pontifical work with the mission of mobilizing Catholics through prayer and action, in the face of the challenges confronting humanity and the mission of the Church. These challenges are addressed in the form of prayer intentions entrusted by the Pope to the entire Church. Its mission is inscribed in the dynamic of the Heart of Jesus: a mission of compassion for the world.

The monthly prayer intentions of the Holy Father for 2023 are entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, which Pope Francis officially established as a pontifical work on 17 November 2020.

Pope’s September prayer intention: ‘For people living on the margins’. Pope Francis invites everyone to pray and assist people who live on the margins of society.

The Pope's prayer intention for August: He invites young people to set aside fear and embark on a joyful journey to bear witness to Christ in our world.

Pope Francis' July prayer intention: for a Eucharistic life.

Pope Francis' June prayer intention: an appeal for the abolition of torture in all of its forms throughout the world.

Pope Francis' May prayer intention: For ecclesial movements and groups.

Pope Francis' April prayer intention: For a nonviolent culture. The Pope urges everyone to pray and work for a nonviolent culture which promotes peace.

Pope Francis' March prayer intention: the Pope prays for victims of abuse, and says the Church must serve as a model of safeguarding and must offer safe spaces for victims.

Pope Francis’ February prayer intention: he asks parishes to be generous and open communities close to all.

Pope Francis’ January prayer intention: For educators —  "We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition, and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all."