For small businesses

August 2022

The Pope's prayer intention (August 2022)

We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.

How does my work serve the community?

Have you ever thought about the role played by small local businesses? They are accessible, offer custom answers, know your situation when you return with a complaint… By helping them, you also support local families. Prioritising the local economy contributes to the dignity of workers. You may have many questions about this: the Tweeting with GOD app can help you find answers.



4.07 Do Christians live differently from everybody else?

4.08 What is the relationship between faith and actions?

4.10 Why are some Christians hypocritical?

4.45 Is Catholic social teaching about caring for the poor?

4.48 What about politics, economics, and the environment?

5.01 Is there a Christian way to act in a crisis with an unknown outcome?

5.02 Everything is uncertain: where can I find firm ground?

5.05 How can this time of pain and suffering bring about something good?

5.13 Is global suffering or crisis a punishment of God?

5.14 Is it not hypocritical to turn to God only in a crisis?

5.15 What does the Bible teach about facing a crisis?

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?

6.17 Does the Church support workers or employers? Is the right to property Christian? Can I move work to ‘cheap countries’? Does the Church discriminate against women?

6.18 Is there a Christian business model? What if my boss tells me to act unethically? Is the assembly line real work? Is corporate social responsibility good?

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

7.13 Is it wrong that I am ambitious?

7.40 Can I be a Catholic and a successful businesswoman or businessman?

7.41 Is it possible to be a great leader and a devout Christian at the same time?

8.30 I am worried and desperate; is life always going to be such a challenge? How to stay motivated and avoid burnout?



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