Believers know that persevering, united prayer can attain everything. The Pope has often stressed trust in the power of prayer, and each month asks us to pray for particular intentions . At the same time, prayer and action are inseparable: the intentions of our prayer overflow in intense apostolic work in various settings. Therefore from the mid-1950s Saint Josemaría began to set out a monthly intention that would be the aim of the prayer, study and apostolic efforts of many people. Saint Josemaría wanted everyone to take personal responsibility for the needs of the Work, the Church and the world, and to pray and work all together.
Intention from 2 October 2021 to 2 October 2022
Besides being united to the intentions of the Holy Father, the Prelate invites the faithful of Opus Dei and their friends to pray for the following intention from October 2, 2021 to October 2, 2022:
Let us pray for the plans for a renewed apostolic impulse and coordination of our apostolic activities, which are being developed in various circumscriptions of the Work (cfr. Letter from the Prelate, 30 January 2021). We can contribute to this with our own apostolic plans and initiatives, being open to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. By developing our personal talents in the place where we are, we act as Christian leaven. Jesus is the Lord of History, and he is relying on each of us to renew the world.
Regional Intention from 2 October 2021 to 4 April 2022
The Vicar of Opus Dei in East and Southern Africa united with the Prelate invites us to pray for the following intention from 2nd October 2021 to 4th April 2022, Easter Sunday:
As we pray for more apostolic fruit as a consequence of the restructuring of our new Region, let us foster in our hearts a dynamic attitude in our apostolate, being open to the new opportunities that we may come across. Let us think of new people we can reach or of old contacts we can revisit. Let us approach them with renewed faith as a way to spread the Kingdom of God.