Prayer Articles

by Andy Hamilton SJ

Fr Andy Hamilton SJ is editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

5 Aug
2020
Praying for those connected to the sea

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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for August is for The Maritime World. We are asked to pray for all those who work and live from the sea,...

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20 Jul
2020
Friendship and resilience

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In future 2020 will be remembered by many different names. In Australia, one of them could well be the Year of Hard Times and Places....

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16 Jun
2020
Reflecting on this Refugee Week

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This year Refugee Week has been swallowed by the disruption caused by COVID-19, and by the fracturing of society in the United States. In a...

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13 Apr
2020
Praying for freedom from addiction

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Pope Francis’ Intention for April is Freedom from Addiction. This prayer encompasses all of us. When we hear of addicts we usually think of other...

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8 Apr
2020
Our lives after coronavirus

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For most of us the last two weeks have been like living in a washing machine on spin rinse.  The speed of change has been...

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3 Mar
2020
Anniversary prompts reflection on our humanity

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When we think of the horrors of war our minds often turn to the nuclear bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Each of these bombs...

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18 Feb
2020
Ash Wednesday is not the final story

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In 2020 it is hard to think of Ash Wednesday (26 February) without also seeing the burned houses and forests and the charred bodies of...

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3 Feb
2020
Listen to the migrants’ cries

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Pope Francis’ Intention for February is for those caught up in human trafficking: that our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal human smuggling and...

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3 Dec
2019
Praying for the very young

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Pope Francis’ intention for December is for ‘The Future of the Very Young’. He prays every country take the measures necessary to prioritise the future...

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1 Oct
2019
Feast and Canonisation of John Henry Newman

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On 13 October, Pope Francis will declare 19th century British cardinal John Henry Newman a saint. The British theologian will be one of five people...

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6 Aug
2019
Pray for the world’s humanitarians

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World Humanitarian Day (19 August) is a day of hope and of encouragement. When we look at the world news we can easily believe that...

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29 Jul
2019
Praying for families – schools of human growth

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Pope Francis’ Intention for August is that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly ‘schools of true human growth’. When...

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