Monthly Prayer Archives

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Each month, Catholic Relief Services publishes a new prayer that we ask the US Church to join us in praying. Seeking God's guidance together, we are drawn closer together, and perhaps get a peek beyond the veil at the Kingdom he has promised, as together we work to make that Kingdom a reality for all. We ask that God strengthen us and draw us closer to him as we do his work in the world.

Below, please view our archives of prayers from past months. Our current prayer can be found here.

2016

Month

Prayer

Themes

September "The Children of the Tides" Education, Refugees, Refugee Children
August "'I Thirst': A Prayer Inspired By Mother Teresa of Calcutta" Mother Teresa, Solidarity, Compassion, Charitable Works
July "The Key That Opens Every Cage" Liberty, Hunger, Human Trafficking, Exploitation, Addiction
June "Together in Your Grace" Solidarity, Protection, Refugees, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Agriculture
May "Holy Women of God, Pray for Us" Women, Easter, Saints, Corporal Works of Mercy
April "The Hands of Christ the Healer" Health, Illness
March "Our True Homeland Is Heaven" Lent, Easter, Migration, Refugees, Salvation, John Paul II
February "Prayer of the Wilderness" Lent, Mercy, Sacrifice, Solidarity
January "Vessels of Mercy" Mercy, Year of Mercy, Compassion, Outreach

2015

Month

Prayer

Themes

December "Something in Me Wants to Be Born in Winter" Advent, Christmas, Hope, Mercy, Mary
November "In Thanksgiving for Blessings Unknown" Thanksgiving, Protection, Emergencies, Grace
October "Your Work in All Works" Labor, The Church, Unity, Gifts of the Spirit
September "A Family Blessing" Families, Protection, The Trinity, Our Global Family
August "Lord, Protect the Child" Children, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Protection, Solidarity, Exploitation
July "I Must Turn Back" Liberty, Freedom, Slavery, Solidarity
June "May I Speak Out" Advocacy, Solidarity, Bl. Oscar Romero, Human Dignity, Poverty, Justice
May "Mother of All Nations" Mary, Motherhood, Emergencies, Justice
April "Break Open the Tomb" Resurrection, Easter, Salvation, Faith, Solidarity
March "If I Must Refrain" Lent, Solidarity, Abstaining, Hunger, Grace
February "The Tears of Solidarity" Solidarity, Advocacy, Emergencies, Injustice, Faith
January "That I May Find You There" Epiphany, Solidarity, Outreach, Matthew 25:40

2014

Month

Prayer

Themes

December "There Is a Light in This World" Advent, Christmas, Peace, Faith, Hope, Light
November "This Is Why" Thanks, Emergencies, Compassion, Faith, Charity
October "May It Please You" Care for Creation, Ecology, Labor, Water, Agriculture
September "Prayer of Good Gifts" Children, Protection, Refugee Children. Luke 11:11
August "Call Us Forth" Solidarity, The Good Shepherd, Christian Vocation, Advocacy, Encounter, Mission
July "Set All Captives Free" Luke 4:14–21, Isaiah 61: 1–2, Liberty, Freedom, Slavery, Solidarity
June "Lord of All Labor" Work, Labor, Building of the Kingdom, Creation, Dignity, Solidarity
May "Make All Things New" Easter, Resurrection, Women, Girls, Mary
April "Prayer of Giving" Charity, Love, Solidarity
March "Meet Me in the Desert" Lent, Easter, Solidarity, Abstaining, Penance, Sacrifice, Encounter
February "Fill Us to Bursting" 1 Kings 17:8–16, Matthew 14:13–21, Hunger, Obedience, Abundance, Compassion, Bread of Life
January "In Our Lifetimes Alone" Faith, Doubt, Optimism, Peace, Dignity, Good Works

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