- Jan 18, 2020
Prayer helps men and women to view reality through the eyes of faith and to have a spiritual outlook on life in order to see God working in their lives, Pope Francis said.
In his prayer video for the month of May, Pope Francis said laypeople are on the “front lines” of the Church’s life and activities, and asked Catholics of all states and vocations to pray for the laity and their mission.
In his prayer video for the month of April, Pope Francis requested prayers for those who have a large responsibility when it comes to economic affairs, that they will always value what is good for the human person over profit.
Pope Francis has kicked off the new year by shedding light on the plight of persecuted religious minorities in Asia, asking that Catholics join him in praying for these people and for religious freedom in their countries.
In his prayer video for December, Pope Francis noted that the elderly have a great responsibility to pass on to others their life experiences, and the histories of their family, community and culture.
Pope Francis’s prayer video for the month of October is dedicated to all workers, so that they “may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.”