Pope Benedict asks that we pray specifically for these intentions during the month of May. Recall what  Saint Augustine called prayer: the soul’s affectionate quest for God. May our prayer be just that: affectionate and a sincere search for a relationship with our loving heavenly Father.

The general

That the shameful and monstrous trafficking in human beings, which
sadly involves millions of women and children, may stop.

The missionary

That priests, religious women and men, and lay people involved in
apostolic work may understand how to bring missionary enthusiasm to the
communities they serve