Monthly Prayer Intentions

A Prayer for Our Holy Father

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all Your faithful people, mercifully look upon Your servant, Francis, whom You have chosen as the chief Shepherd to preside over Your Church. We beg You to help him edify, both by word and example, those over whom he has charge, that he may reach everlasting life together with the flock entrusted to him. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

–With gratitude to Our Catholic Prayers

Prayer for Saint John Paul II

O Blessed Trinity, we thank you for having graced the church with Saint John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of your fatherly care, the glory of the cross of Christ, and the splendor of the Holy Spirit, to shine through him.

Trusting fully in your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession of Mary, he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd, and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you.

Grant us, by his intercession, and according to your will, the graces we implore.  Amen.

Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for 2014

Pope Francis’s  Universal prayer intentions for May is: “That the media may be instruments in the service of truth.”

Pope Francis’ s prayer intention for Evangelization for May is: “That  Mary, Star of Evangelization, may guide the Church in proclaiming Christ to all nations.”

Pray for Our Arlington Men and Women in Formation

O Holy Spirit, Spirit of wisdom and divine love, impart Your knowledge, understanding, and counsel to youth that they may know the vocation wherein they can best serve God. Give them courage and strength to follow God’s holy will. Guide their uncertain steps, strengthen their resolutions, shield their chastity, fashion their minds, conquer their hearts, and lead them to the vineyards where they will labor in God’s holy service.
Amen.

— With gratitude to EWTN