Praying with the pope in July
For evangelization: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry
That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
Pope Francis, July 2018
In your immense kindness,
you called men of generous heart to be workers of your harvest.
I appreciate the examples of these men who are dedicated to the service of their communities, living examples of the values of the Gospel.
I pray especially for priests who are experiencing great difficulties, loneliness, fatigue and discouragement, that you may be their strength
and that every Christian may accompany their pastor during their time of need.
Challenges for the month:
Pray for priests, especially those who are lonely or discouraged, praying for the intention that the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network is proposing in its social networks and on its Click To Pray platform.
Ask the pastor, or person in charge of your community, if he is okay, if he needs any help, affirming your closeness to him and his mission.
If you are a priest or religious, ask yourself if the Lord is truly your source of peace and hope. If necessary, seek out spiritual help and guidance.