Pray for those in need with this selection of Mission prayers

Pope's Mission Intention

Each month the Pope asks us to pray for a particular intention. The Pope's intention for June is

that leaders of nations may make a firm commitment to ending the arms trade which victimizes so many innocent people

NEW! A liturgy inspired by the life of St Therese of Lisieux, patron of missionaries, is available to download at the bottom of the page.

  • 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


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  • 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. AMEN 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 theAssociation 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.


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  • 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.

  • In Sickness

    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.