Pray for Mission: Daily Reflections for Mission Month

Receive daily reflections throughout the month of October (Mission Month) to help you pray for, and therefore participate in, our global mission to be witnesses to Christ.

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October 23 is World Mission Sunday. We will be praying throughout the month for the Church's mission throughout the world.

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‘You shall be my witnesses… to the ends of the earth' were the words spoken by the Risen Jesus to his disciples before he returned to the Father.

These words from scripture were chosen by the Holy Father as the theme for this year's World Mission Sunday, to be celebrated on 23 October via Missio - the Holy Father's charity for world mission.

The programme

Every day, for one month, receive prayers, meditations and texts to help you in your prayer.

The story

In his message, Pope Francis explains how one of Missio's founders - Blessed Pauline Jaricot - inspired the celebration of the first World Mission Sunday in 1926. This year, the Holy Father reminds us that the words ‘to the ends of the earth' challenge and urge us to go beyond familiar places in bearing witness to Jesus: 

For all the benefits of modern travel, there are still geographical areas in which missionary witnesses of Christ have not arrived to bring the Good News of his love

Supporting World Mission Sunday with prayer is a vital way of supporting the Church's missionary witnesses to the ends of the earth.

Prayer is an outpouring of love based on a passion for mission and a passion for people. We hope these reflections inspire you to pray for, and therefore participate in, the mission of witnessing to Jesus Christ in our troubled world, for he is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

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Thank you for your support of Missio and world mission. 

We are Missio

Missio is the Pope's Charity for Overseas Mission. We ignite God's love by helping local missionaries to work alongside global communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief.

To find out more or to get in touch with us, please visit missio.org.uk

To find more Missio prayers, please visit missio.org.uk/pray

Prayer from the retreat

Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And let us not enter into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

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