Every month Pope Francis entrusts his Worldwide Prayer Network (or Apostleship of Prayer) with prayer intentions that express his great concerns for humanity and for the mission of the Church. Each monthly prayer intention is a global summons to transform our prayers into “concrete actions”; it is a compass for a mission of compassion for the world.
This month, we are invited to pray that, in all situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.
Building social networks of friendship is something very important to JRS, and it is reflected in our mission of accompaniment to those who seek refuge in the UK. By referring to those we support as refugee ‘friends’, we offer the chance for mutual encounter, based on the belief that relationships and community are fundamental to human flourishing.
We invite you to accompany refugee friends with us, and the wider Worldwide Prayer Network, by praying this special intercession:
We pray that we may be people who help create opportunities for dialogue and friendship which overcome labels like refugee or migrant.
We ask for an end to the mistrust and fear often shown towards people who come from different places or backgrounds, especially those who flee their homes in search of safety.
May we seek to create relationships which recognise mutual dignity and allow us to see one another as sisters and brothers.