Vatican City, Mar 2, 2018 / 10:22 am
In his prayer video for March, Pope Francis asked for prayers that Christians be better educated to discern between the voices of the "culture of death" and the voice of God, calling them to carry out his mission in the world.
"Every Christian ought to grow in the ability to 'read within' his or her life, and to understand where and to what he or she is being called by the Lord, in order to carry on his mission," the pope said in the video.
The pontiff's prayer intention for March 2018 is "Formation in Spiritual Discernment," which he said is to recognize, "from among all the voices we hear, which is the Lord's voice."
"The times in which we live demand that we develop a profound capacity of discernment," he noted, explaining that the Lord's voice both guides us to life and keeps us from falling into the "culture of death."