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O Lord God,
king of heaven and earth,
keep us safe this day,
direct and sanctify us,
rule and govern our hearts and bodies,
our thoughts and words and deeds,
so that, now and ever, we may,
with your help, attain salvation and freedom,
O Savior of the World.
— Dirigere et Sanctificare (7th century)
The Pope’s Prayer Intentions for March 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
Urgent Intention – Sacredness of Life
We pray for the children who are in danger of the interruption of pregnancy, as well as for persons who are at the end of life — every life is sacred! — so that no one is left alone and that love may defend the meaning of life.
Pope Francis will announce his urgent intention during his first Sunday Angelus address of each month, after which both prayer intentions will be updated here for the month.