Pope Benedict XVI's prayer intentions for April 2011 focus on the central mission of the Church: the spreading of the Gospel to all nations.
Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for April 2011 is "That through its compelling preaching of the Gospel, the Church may give young people new reasons for life and hope." In uniting ourselves with the Holy Father's intentions, we might turn to St. Aloysius Gonzaga, the patron saint of youth. In this Prayer to Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Patron of Youth, we ask the great saint to turn the life and hope of youth to their good and the good of their fellow man, all for the greater glory of God.
The Holy Father's mission prayer intention for April 2011 is "That by proclamation of the Gospel and the witness of their lives, missionaries may bring Christ to those who do not yet know Him." We can join our intentions with those of Pope Benedict by praying this Prayer for Unbelievers.