Traditional Daily Offering of the Apostleship of Prayer
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works,
joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart:
the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians.
I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer,
and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.
2012 Prayer Intentions of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, Entrusted to
the Apostleship of Prayer
- Victims of Natural Disasters. That the victims of natural
disasters may receive the spiritual and material comfort they need to rebuild
- Dedication to Peace. That the dedication of Christians
to peace may bear witness to the name of Christ before all men and women of
- Access to Water. That all peoples may have access to water
and other resources needed for daily life.
- Health Workers. That the Lord may sustain the efforts of
health workers assisting the sick and elderly in the world’s poorest
- Contribution of Women. That the whole world may recognize
the contribution of women to the development of society.
- Persecuted Christians. That the Holy Spirit may grant perseverance
to those who suffer discrimination, persecution, or death for the name of
Christ, particularly in Asia.
- Vocations. That many young people may hear the call of
Christ and follow him in the priesthood and religious life.
- Christ, Hope for Africans. That the risen Christ may be
a sign of certain hope for the men and women of the African continent.
- The Family. That initiatives which defend and uphold the
role of the family may be promoted within society.
- Mary, Guide of Missionaries. That Mary, Queen of the World
and Star of Evangelization, may accompany all missionaries in proclaiming
her Son Jesus.
- Christ, Present in the Eucharist. That believers may recognize
in the Eucharist the living presence of the Risen One who accompanies them
in daily life.
- European Christians. That Christians in Europe may rediscover
their true identity and participate with greater enthusiasm in the proclamation
of the Gospel.
- Work Security. That everyone may have work in safe and
- Christian Volunteers. That Christian volunteers in mission
territories may witness to the love of Christ.
- Prisoners. That prisoners may be treated with justice
and respect for their human dignity.
- Youth Witness to Christ. That young people, called to follow
Christ, may be willing to proclaim and bear witness to the Gospel to the ends
of the earth.
- Politicians. That politicians may always act with honesty,
integrity, and love for the truth.
- Help for the Poorest Churches. That Christian communities
may have a growing willingness to send missionaries, priests, and lay people,
along with concrete resources, to the poorest Churches.
- New Evangelization. That the New Evangelization may progress
in the oldest Christian countries.
- World Mission Day. That the celebration of World Mission
Day may result in a renewed commitment to evangelization.
- Ministers of the Gospel. That bishops, priests, and all
ministers of the Gospel may bear the courageous witness of fidelity to the
crucified and risen Lord.
- Pilgrim Church. That the pilgrim Church on earth may shine
as a light to the nations.
- Migrants. That migrants throughout the world may be welcomed
with generosity and authentic love, especially by Christian communities.
- Christ, light for all humanity. That Christ may reveal
himself to all humanity with the light that shines forth from Bethlehem and
is reflected in the face of his Church.