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Papal Reflections

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention

for December 2018

Jesus' message is universal and timeless, but the language we find in the liturgy is

often a little lofty. The loftier the language gets, the more we feel it is for the Church

and not for our everyday lives. If we are to keep the message alive, we have to use

a language that connects with our 21st century interests. This month Pope Francis

invites us to join in his monthly prayer intention, “...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."

Peace Actions for December 2018

Pray for those who suffer abuse of their human rights. (Human Rights Day is 10 December)

Support projects for the homeless that could do with some help over the Christmas period.

Support a children’s charity over Christmas. Think particularly of children who have been displaced because of war or persecution

Reflect on the meaning of Christ’s coming to the world. What does the ‘peace of Christ’ mean to you?

URL: official Twitter page of His Holiness Pope Francis

Each month the Pope entrusts prayer intentions to his Worldwide Prayer Network, the Apostleship of Prayer. These intentions express his great concern for humanity and the mission of the Church. His monthly prayer intention (one month is universal and the next month is for evangelization) is a global call to transform our prayer into “concrete gestures” of service. It is a monthly action plan mobilizing us to work together to build a more human and caring world.