VATICAN CITY — Every month the Vatican releases the pope’s prayer intentions.
The general prayer intention for December is “That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need.”
The pope’s mission intention is: “That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior’s coming.”
The Apostleship of Prayer is responsible for the annual distribution of the pope’s prayer intentions for each month.
The group’s site offers the following reflections and Scripture readings as a guide:
Why is it easier to see Christ in some children and not others? What helps me to see Christ in every child?
Mark 10:13-16 Let the children come to me.
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How do I prepare myself to receive Holy Communion? How does that preparation help my daily life to become “a prolonged Mass”?
John 1:12-16 To those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God.
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