Pope Francis’ special prayer intention for the month of June is The Way of the Heart. He expands the theme by suggesting that we pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.
The site for the Apostleship of Prayer, entrusted with the ministry of joining with the Pope in prayer, offers an excerpt from Pope Francis. He was not speaking of the time of the pandemic, but his words are appropriate for these strange and incredibly sad days.
“At times of sadness, suffering and sickness, amid the anguish of persecution and grief, everyone looks for a word of consolation. We sense a powerful need for someone to be close and feel compassion for us. We experience what it means to be disoriented, confused, more heartsick than we ever thought possible.