Holy Father's Prayer Intentions For 2013
The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Migrant Families. That migrant families, especially the mothers, may be supported and accompanied in their difficulties.
Respect for Nature. That respect for nature may grow with the awareness that all creation is God's work entrusted to human responsibility.
Liturgy, Source of Life. That the public, prayerful celebration of faith may give life to the faithful.
Administrators of Justice. That administrators of justice may act always with integrity and right conscience.
Mutual Respect. That a culture of dialogue, listening, and mutual respect may prevail among peoples.
World Youth Day. That World Youth Day in Brazil may encourage all young Christians to become disciples and missionaries of the Gospel.
Parents and Teachers. That parents and teachers may help the new generation to grow in upright conscience and life.
Value of Silence. That people today, often overwhelmed by noise, may rediscover the value of silence and listen to the voice of God and their brothers and sisters.
People in Despair. That those feeling so crushed by life that they wish to end it may sense the nearness of God's love.
Suffering Priests. That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity.
Victimized Children. That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need.