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