Pope’s Monthly Intention October 2021


Missionary disciples

We pray that every baptised person may be engaged in evangelisation, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavour of the Gospel.


Lord Jesus Christ, who calls us to be apostles of your mission,
We come today to offer you our lives, what we are and what we have.
We want to work with you in your mission of compassion,
be faithful to the missionary vocation received in baptism,
allowing ourselves to be led by the Holy Spirit.
Help us to be living witnesses of your Gospel,
celebrating the life that we receive in You;
going out of ourselves to encounter our brothers and sisters.
Receive our will to be open to serve with others for your Father’s Kingdom.

Offering prayer
Good Father, I know you are with me.
Here I am on this new day.
Place my heart once more
next to the Heart of your Son Jesus,
who is giving himself for me and who comes to me in the Eucharist.
May your Holy Spirit make me his friend and apostle,
available for his mission of compassion.
I place in your hands my joys and hopes,
my works and sufferings, everything that I am and have,
in communion with my brothers and sisters of this Worldwide Prayer Network.
With Mary, I offer you my day for the mission of the Church
and for the prayer intentions of the Pope and my Bishop for this month.
  • Testimony of Life
    “Your heart knows that it is not the same without Him; this thing that you have discovered, that helps you to live and that gives you hope,
    that is why you need to communicate to others” (Pope Francis).
    I will make sure that my actions and words make present the Lord’s love.
  • Discover one’s own vocation and call
    “The new evangelisation should include a new proactiveness of each baptised person” (Pope Francis).
    What Parish or community services can I help out with now?
  • Allowing ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit
    “The presence of the Spirit grants Christians a certain innate nature with divine truths
    and a knowledge that allows them to understand them intuitively” (Pope Francis).
    I will bring to prayer my fears and I will be available to listen to the Lord’s voice before acting and deciding.
  • Available for Christ’s mission
    “Every Christian is a missionary in the way that each one has encountered the love of God through Christ Jesus;
    we don’t just say that we are “disciples” or “missionaries,” but rather we are “missionary disciples” (Pope Francis).
    Who needs my help at this time?
  • Missionaries in Everyday Life
    “To be a disciple is to have the permanent mindset to bring the love of Jesus to others,
    and that spontaneously produces itself in any location: in the street, in public, at work, on everyone’s journey” (Pope Francis).
    I will be open to serving in situations that I encounter in everyday life.
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