Pope Francis shared his monthly prayer intention video for July, urging the Faithful to pray for a Eucharistic life.
Pope Francis’ Worldwide Prayer Network of the Apostleship of Prayer developed “The Pope Video” initiative in 2016 as a way to spread the Holy Father’s monthly prayer intentions on the challenges humanity faces in a video based format.
For the month of July, Pope Francis shared his prayer intention that we pray “that Catholics place at the center of their lives the Eucharistic Celebration, which transforms human relationships and opens up an encounter with God and their brothers and sisters.”
Click To Pray, also part of Pope Francis’ Worldwide Prayer Network of the Apostleship of Prayer, released Pope Francis’ official prayer to help you pray for his intentions.
“Jesus, Bread of Life
Every time we receive you in the Eucharist,
You come to give new meaning to our weaknesses,
and You remind us how valuable we are in your eyes.
Through frequent participation of this sacrament,
we unite more and more to you,
and we assimilate to your way of living,
your ability to break yourself when giving yourself to your brothers,
and your ability to respond to evil with good.
Give us the courage to look past ourselves
and to bow down with love
towards the weakness of others.
Read below the full prayer intention of Pope Francis, and watch “The Pope Video” for July:
“If you are the same at the end of Mass as you were at the beginning, something is wrong.
The Eucharist is the presence of Jesus, it is deeply transforming. Jesus comes and must transform you.
In the Eucharist, it is Christ who offers Himself, who gives himself for us. He invites us, so that our lives may be nourished by Him and may nourish the lives of our brothers and sisters.
The Eucharistic Celebration is an encounter with the Risen Jesus. At the same time, it is a way of opening ourselves to the world as He taught us.
Each time we participate in the Eucharist, Jesus comes and Jesus gives us the strength to love like He loved, because it gives us the courage to encounter others, to go out of ourselves, and to open ourselves to others with love.
Let us pray that Catholics place at the centre of their lives the Eucharistic Celebration, which transforms human relationships and opens up an encounter with God and their brothers and sisters.”
Text credit: https://thepopevideo.org/