Prayer, seminarians, Christ the King Seminary, Nyeri, Kenya

Pray for those in need with this selection of mission prayers

Pope’s Prayer Intention

Each month the Pope asks us to pray for a particular intention. All of the Holy Father’s intentions are provided for you in our Mission Today magazine.

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Children’s Mission Prayer

We pray

May all children
In the world
Share love
Share friendship
In the peace
Of God’s love
Now and forever


A Prayer for Missionaries

We adore you, Jesus our Shepherd and Saviour.
And we praise and thank you for your living among us.

We ask you to walk beside your missionaries as they seek to proclaim your Gospel.
Cherish, guide, and strengthen them;
help them to be patient when they meet frustrations, and encourage them when they are disappointed.

Lead them, we beseech you, along the path you desire for them.
For you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Mary, Queen of Apostles, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
St Teresa of the Child Jesus, pray for us.
St Francis Xavier, pray for us.

Find out more about the Association for the Propagation of the Faith.

A Prayer for Seminarians

We praise you, merciful Father,
For sending your Son into the world to free us from sin,
And enrich us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

To continue his mission he sent his apostles,
The bearers of his love, to proclaim the Gospel to all peoples
And offer believers new life through Baptism and the Eucharist.

Look kindly, Lord, on the men who train for the priesthood,
Especially in the mission churches.
Inspire them with perseverance and courage
So that they may reach their goal of ordination
And continue the work of the apostles in today’s world.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Find out more about The Society of St Peter the Apostle.

In Sickness

Dear Father, you have created me for your service.

Since you have given me a place in your loving plan, I will always, with you help, trust you completely.

May my present sickness serve you; and I offer myself into your hands with all my worries and sorrows. If ever I am utterly tired or unable to sleep, may you accept those trials too as my gift to you, unworthy though I am.

Let this offering give strength to the hearts of missionaries and all who labour or suffer pain in order to make Jesus Christ in his glory known to all men and women.


Mary Queen of Apostles, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
St Teresa of the Child Jesus, pray for us.
St Francis Xavier, pray for us.

A Novena for Pauline-Marie Jaricot (founder of the APF)

A Novena to ask for the intercession of the Venerable Pauline Jaricot

Lord, Jesus Christ,
You came into the world
that we may have life and have it to the full.
Pauline-Marie Jaricot devoted herself to sharing in your work,
Establishing the Propagation of the Faith
for all who do not know of this Life,
and the Living Rosary
for those who desire it more abundantly.

Venerable Pauline Jaricot,
you who consecrated your life to spreading the kingdom of heaven by serving God and people, intercede for us that God may …(insert your intention)…
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ who is Lord for ever and ever.
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory be
Venerable Pauline Jaricot, pray for us
Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

Please pray for the beatification of Pauline Jaricot

A Prayer for the beatification of Pauline-Marie Jaricot

Hasten, Lord, the day
when the Church can celebrate
the saintliness of your servant
Pauline-Marie Jaricot,
inspired by you to found
the Propagation of the Faith
and the Living Rosary,
and promote the welfare of the poor.

May Christians everywhere
strive to follow her selfless example,
dedicating themselves to spreading
the Good News of the Gospel,
so that all peoples may come to know
the boundless love revealed to the world
through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who
lives with you and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.


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