Pope’s Prayer Intention – August

During the month of August Pope Francis invites everyone to pray for families.

Conscious of the stresses and strains that all families experience at various times – sickness, financial worries, separation, grief, displacement, unemployment, homelessness, misunderstandings and conflict, we intentionally hold them in our thoughts and prayers. May we put our prayer into action by renewing our commitment to support in whatever ways we can, those families with whom we interact and share life.

May our compassionate presence and our actions offer strength and gentleness to our own and to other families.