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The Pope’s Prayer Intention for August 2020

As many sailors and fisherfolks continue to risk their lives in the seas, may each one of us find the encouragement to pray for their safety and well-being.

At the start of every month, Pope Francis has a dedicated prayer intention about a worldly issue that’s been affecting the lives of many people from all walks of life. This prayer intention has been decided upon by Lolo Kiko at the end of the preceding year, and it is usually based on the requests of many faithful that have been reaching out to him.

For this month of August, Pope Francis calls on each and every one of us to join the world in prayer for the maritime world. This means that for the whole month, Lolo Kiko hopes that every Christian around the world would reach out to God and pray for the well-being of those who work and live from the sea—among them sailors, fishermen, and their families. (Read: Retired Justice Antonio Carpio’s West PH Sea Lecture Now Available Online)

As many sailors and fisherfolks continue to risk their lives to provide food and shelter for their families, may we find the encouragement to pray for their everyday safety and well-being. This August, let us join Pope Francis in his prayer intention and extend our compassion to those whose livelihood greatly depends on the seas. May God protect them in their everyday journey and guide them in their endeavors.

Prayers for Sailors and Fishermen

Psalms 107: 28-29
Dear Lord, I pray for sailors at sea and we pray that in line with Your Word, they will call out to You at any time, during any storm, knowing that You will hear. It is You who is in control of the sea and it is You who calms all storms so that the waves are still. Lord, I pray that those at sea will travel with Your heavenly authority so that they may be protected and remain at peace; this is the prayer of our hearts, Amen.

Psalms 107:30-31
Heavenly Father, I pray that You will be the ultimate guide for sailors at sea. I declare stillness over the atmosphere and I pray against hazardous weather conditions, so that they can be brought safely to harbor. I praise You Lord for Your great love and for the wonderful things You have done and will continue to do for them! Thank You in advance for their safe journey in Jesus Name, Amen.

Psalms 107: 23-25
Dear Lord, I pray that sailors will experience You whilst they journey for long periods of time. As they go off to sea doing business on great waters, I pray that they too, will observe Your power in action and Your excellent works in the deep. Help them to know that You command and raise the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves of the sea. Lord, let them see Your beauty in the nature that they are surrounded by, this we ask, Amen.

Deuteronomy 31:6
Oh Father, I pray those who go off to sea will remember to be strong and courageous. I pray that they will not be afraid nor dismayed by violent waters because You are their guide. You will never leave nor forsake them because You are the One who goes before them. Let this Word be the authority that they sail on so that they will not be shaken by the physical storms they may experience, this we pray, Amen.

Psalm 5:11
Dear Lord, I Thank You for being the keeper of those who sail at sea. I ask that You grant them peace as they put their trust in You. I pray that sailors take refuge in You and also because You defend them. Father let the praises of each morning fill their hearts because of Your goodness. Spread Your protection over them and the ships that they sail. Let them rejoice in Your divine love and protection, this we ask, Amen.

Colossians 3:15
Dear Lord, just as You rule the sea, I pray that You rule the hearts of the sailors. I pray that Your peace will be the controlling factor in their hearts daily. Father send Your command to quiet the violent winds and the roaring seas. I also pray that when sailors are far from their homes, they will be assured that Your love, protection and care surround them at all times. We bless You Father, Amen.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Heavenly Father, I pray that when there seems to be no hope, I pray that You will be the bright and morning star for sailors. I pray that they will trust in You with all their heart and lean not on their own understanding. May you be acknowledged at all times so You can direct their paths. Thank You for being their guide when they lose their sense of direction, Amen.

Prayers from connectusfund.org.

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