Year of Prayer 2024 & Jubilee Year 2025
In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee Year 'Pilgrims of Hope', 2024 has been designated a Year of Prayer by Pope Francis, starting this Advent.
There is a particular focus on the Our Father, which presents us with a great opportunity to go back to the very basics of prayer. So this week, let us re-focus on the Our Father, and say the prayer slowly, making a special effort to attend to the words, and notice if a word, phrase, or line strikes you and remains in your heart.
This year, we are invited as Catholics to have a deeper, prayerful encounter with Jesus; to go deeper in our commitment to pray, and to consider how we might share this with others.
Over the coming weeks and months, we will provide suggestions and resources on how you might begin to do that.
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 lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.