For August, Pope Francis encourages us to pray for the Church. That she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.
“We are a church of sinners, but we must not be afraid of holiness,” Pope Francis said. Each one of us must remember that our faith will always keep us safe and loved in the arms of God. “Holiness does not mean performing extraordinary things, (rather, it is about) carrying out daily things in an extraordinary way that is with love, joy, and faith,” he added. (Read: Prayers for Priests, Bishops, and the Pope)
Through our collective prayers, may the Church spread the Gospel to the lost and fight the factors that stop the Church from being effective—heresy, division, gossip, laziness, pride, or anything that distracts from the work of Jesus. Let’s ask for guidance and strength for the entire month through this prayer. (Read: The Pope’s ‘3-Word Prayer’ to Get God’s Attention)
A Prayer for Good to Prevail Over Evil
Lord, what the enemy means for evil against our church body, we
believe You can use for good. Remind our hearts of this.
When we are being attacked and crushed from all sides, remind us of
Your faithfulness to use everything for Your good and Your glory.
May we not fear but trust in Your provision for our church family.
May we not only be readers of Your Word but believers and doers.
Increase our faith, Lord.
Prayer from crosswalk.org.