Attendees at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, pray together before a CRS Helping Hands event, where they would pack thousands of meals to be delivered to Burkina Faso.  Photo by Philip Laubner/CRS

Monthly Prayer Archives

Photo by Philip Laubner/CRS

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.

2019


Month

English
Prayer

Spanish
Prayer

Themes

July
Pilgrimage, Solidarity, Migration, Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation
June
Work, Dignity of Work, Development
May
Mothers, Motherhood, Hunger, Water
April
Easter, Resurrection, Solidarity
March
Lent, The Good Samaritan, Prayer, Love
February
Lent, Global Solidarity, Hunger, Fasting, Justice
January
Peace, World Day of Peace, Christmas, Beatitudes

2018


Month

English
Prayer

Spanish
Prayer

Themes

December
Advent, Mary, Migration, Refugees, Solidarity, Protection
November
Thanks, Thanksgiving, Hunger, Solidarity, Compassion
October
Agriculture, Coffee, Solidarity, Ethical Trade
September
 
School, Education, Grace
August
Family, Solidarity, Compassion, Charity
July
Pilgrimage, Solidarity, Migration, Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation
June
Work, Dignity of Work, Development
May
Mothers, Motherhood, Hunger, Water
April
Easter, Resurrection, Solidarity
March
Lent, The Good Samaritan, Prayer, Love
February
Lent, Global Solidarity, Hunger, Fasting, Justice

2017


Month

English
Prayer

Spanish
Prayer

Themes

December
Advent, Christmas, Incarnation, St. Bernard of Claivaux
November
Solidarity, "The Confetior," Migration, Care for Creation, Social Equality, Advocacy, Romans 12:4–5, 1 Corinthians 12:12–31
October
Mary, Marian Devotions, Latin America, Grace, Migration
September
Human Trafficking, Slavery, Child Exploitation, Solidarity, Advocacy
August
Mary, Our Lady of the Highways, Travel, Solidarity, Migration
July
 
Nation, Generosity, Light of the World
April
 
Divine Mercy, St. Faustina, compassion
March
 
Lent, Solidarity, Matthew 26:38
February
 
Christ the King, submission, justice, The Great Commission, The Kingdom of God
January
Syria, endangered children, The Good Shepherd

2016

Month

Prayer

Themes

December
Advent, Christmas, The Magnificat, hope
November
Thanks, Charity, Grace, Solidarity, Corporal Works of Mercy
October
Coffee, Solidarity, Ethical Trade, Agriculture
September
Education, Refugees, Refugee Children
August
Mother Teresa, Solidarity, Compassion, Charitable Works
July
Liberty, Hunger, Human Trafficking, Exploitation, Addiction
June
Solidarity, Protection, Refugees, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Agriculture
May
Women, Easter, Saints, Corporal Works of Mercy
April
Health, Illness
March
Lent, Easter, Migration, Refugees, Salvation, John Paul II
February
Lent, Mercy, Sacrifice, Solidarity
January
Mercy, Year of Mercy, Compassion, Outreach

2015

Month

Prayer

Themes

December
Advent, Christmas, Hope, Mercy, Mary
November
Thanksgiving, Protection, Emergencies, Grace
October
Labor, The Church, Unity, Gifts of the Spirit
September
Families, Protection, The Trinity, Our Global Family
August
Children, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Protection, Solidarity, Exploitation
July
Liberty, Freedom, Slavery, Solidarity
June
Advocacy, Solidarity, Bl. Oscar Romero, Human Dignity, Poverty, Justice
May
Mary, Motherhood, Emergencies, Justice
April
Resurrection, Easter, Salvation, Faith, Solidarity
March
Lent, Solidarity, Abstaining, Hunger, Grace
February
Solidarity, Advocacy, Emergencies, Injustice, Faith
January
Epiphany, Solidarity, Outreach, Matthew 25:40

2014

Month

Prayer

Themes

December
Advent, Christmas, Peace, Faith, Hope, Light
November
Thanks, Emergencies, Compassion, Faith, Charity
October
Care for Creation, Ecology, Labor, Water, Agriculture
September
Children, Protection, Refugee Children. Luke 11:11
August
Solidarity, The Good Shepherd, Christian Vocation, Advocacy, Encounter, Mission
July
Luke 4:14–21, Isaiah 61: 1–2, Liberty, Freedom, Slavery, Solidarity
June
Work, Labor, Building of the Kingdom, Creation, Dignity, Solidarity
May
Easter, Resurrection, Women, Girls, Mary
April
Charity, Love, Solidarity
March
Lent, Easter, Solidarity, Abstaining, Penance, Sacrifice, Encounter
February
1 Kings 17:8–16, Matthew 14:13–21, Hunger, Obedience, Abundance, Compassion, Bread of Life
January
Faith, Doubt, Optimism, Peace, Dignity, Good Works

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