For healthcare workers

April 2022

The Pope's prayer intention (April 2022)

We pray for health care workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.

Do you see Jesus' face in the sick and their caretakers?

Healthcare workers have an important role in our communities. Jesus has a special love for those who are in their care: the sick, elderly, persons with a disability...We are all called to recognise Jesus' face in every person in need, and also in those who care for them! We can recognise him both in the good Samaritan and the poor traveller. You may have many questions about this: the Tweeting with GOD app can help you find answers.


1.36 Is it the Will of God that people die?

1.37 Can suffering help us to come closer to God?

3.50 Why are we sent away at the end of Mass?

4.07 Do Christians live differently from everybody else?

4.08 What is the relationship between faith and actions?

4.45 Is Catholic social teaching about caring for the poor?

4.50 How can I help to spread the Gospel?

5.16 How do Christians prepare for death?

5.18 Is it not better to pray instead of going to the doctor?

5.19 So many people are praying: why is there no end to disaster?

6.16 How can my job serve God? Do I have a right to work? Is unemployment unchristian? What if I have to choose between church and work?

6.25 Why do some have everything and others nothing? How can I live happily when they suffer? Can faith help to make sense of it all? Do I really need to convert?

7.08 Why should anyone wish to give up their career and live only for God?

7.52 How can I help people in need? Do I need to leave my country?

8.08 Why does God not answer our prayers and help the sick?

M.6 Why should I sacrifice myself for couch potatoes at home – who may even insult or attack me?


For an overview of the other prayer themes, click here.