For December 2022, we join the Holy Father in praying for:
Volunteer not-for-profit organizations
- We pray that volunteer non-profit organizations committed to human development find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation.
Click here to watch a short message from Pope Francis:
The world needs volunteers and organizations committed to seeking the common good.
Yes, this is a word that many today would like to erase: “commitment.”
And the world needs volunteers who commit to the common good.Being a volunteer who helps others is a choice that makes us free; it opens us to other people’s needs —to the demands of justice, to the defense of the poor, to the care of creation.
It means being artisans of mercy: with our hands, with our eyes, with an attentive ear, with our closeness.
And being a volunteer means working with the people you serve. Not just for the people, but with the people. Working with the people.The work of volunteer not-for-profit organizations is much more effective when they collaborate with each other and with governments.By working together, however few resources they have, they do their best and make the miracle of the multiplication of hope a reality.We have a great need to multiply hope!
Let us pray that volunteer non-profit and human development organizations may find people willing to commit themselves to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths of international cooperation.
Daily Offering Prayer
God, our Father, I offer You my day. I offer You my prayers, thoughts, words, actions, joys, and sufferings in union with the Heart of Jesus, who continues to offer Himself in the Eucharist for the salvation of the world. May the Holy Spirit, Who guided Jesus, be my guide and my strength today so that I may witness to your love. With Mary, the mother of our Lord and the Church, I pray for all Apostles of Prayer and for the prayer intentions proposed by the Holy Father this month. Amen.
Traditional Daily Offering of the Apostleship of Prayer
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.