Since the nineteenth century, popes have asked the Apostleship of Prayer to pray for specific intentions. Two prayer intentions are requested each month from the Holy Father, a general intention and a mission intention.Â Let us join the Apostleship of Prayerâ€™s dedication to pray for these intentions each day.Â Pope Benedict XVIâ€™s August prayer intentions are:
General Intention – World Youth Day:Â That World Youth Day in Madrid may encourage young people throughout the world to have their lives rooted and built up in Christ.
Mission Intention – Western Christians:Â That Western Christians may be open to the action of the Holy Spirit and rediscover the freshness and enthusiasm of their faith.
Visit Apostleship of Prayer for deeper reflection on these monthly intentions.