THE POPE’S MONTHLY INTENTIONS
Please click on the links to the Popes’ Universal and Evangelization intentions below to go to the “Reflections” prepared by the Apostleship of Prayer. You can also view the video discussion of the intentions:
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights.
Praise him, all you his angels;
give praise, all you his hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all shining stars.
Praise him, highest heavens,
you waters above the heavens.
Let them all praise the LORD’s name;
for he commanded and they were created,
Assigned them their station forever,
set an order that will never change.
Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all the deeps of the sea;
Lightning and hail, snow and thick clouds, storm wind that fulfills his command;
Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars;
Animals wild and tame, creatures that crawl and birds that fly;
Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all who govern on earth;
Young men and women too, old and young alike.
Let them all praise the LORD’s name, for his name alone is exalted, His majesty above earth and heaven.
He has lifted high the horn of his people; to the praise of all his faithful, the Israelites, the people near to him.
Asia: That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith and the peoples of Asia.
1 Timothy 2: 1-7
God our savior wills everyone to be saved and to come
to the knowledge of the truth.
First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth. For, there is one God. There is also one mediator between God and the human race, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself as ransom for all. This was the testimony at the proper time. For this I was appointed preacher and apostle (I am speaking the truth, I am not lying), teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.