I hope you already know about the beautiful work being done by the Apostleship of Prayer in leading us to pray together for the Holy Father’s intentions each month. In case you don’t, here is a bit of information about this beautiful apostolate:
Since 1844 our mission has been to help Christians live out their desire to serve God with their whole lives and their whole selves. God asks us all to pray for ourselves and for others. To make ourselves a living sacrifice and to pray without ceasing for all the needs of the Church and for the whole world. Since the nineteenth century popes have asked the Apostleship of Prayer to pray for specific intentions. We receive two prayer intentions each month from the Holy Father, pledging ourselves to pray for them every day.
Each month, I always look forward to hearing what the intentions will be and including them in my daily prayer. For this month of May, they feel especially close to my heart:
- Universal Intention – Media. That the media may be instruments in the service of truth and peace.
- Evangelization Intention – Mary’s Guidance.That Mary, Star of Evangelization, may guide the Church in proclaiming Christ to all nations.
I hope you’ll click through to the Apostleship of Prayer website to read the full reflections that accompany these intentions. They are quite compelling.
Our Lady, Star of Evangelization, pray for us!