Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for August "We pray the World Youth Day in Lisbon will help young people to live and witness the Gospel in their own lives." FULL Video

Pope Francis' prayer intention for the month of August is : "For World Youth Day We pray the World Youth Day in Lisbon will help young people to live and witness the Gospel in their own lives."

The Pope called the Church to pray for this intention in this month's The Pope Video, which is entrusted to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.

This month's video was made together by the Lisbon 2023 WYD Foundation and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, and features young people and World Youth Day.
Pope Francis answers questions from young people from different parts of the world who ask questions in various languages, including youth from the Philippines, Brazil and the Ivory Coast.
Pope Francis explains that Mary’s attitude is a lesson for all her peers.
“As soon as Mary knew she was going to be the Mother of God, she didn’t stay there taking a selfie or showing off ... The first thing she did was to set out on a journey, in haste, to serve, to help.”
Later, the Holy Father shares his desire to plant "a seed for the world’s future.”
He also prays for a world which puts love at the center, especially at a time when “we are at war,” as well as joy, “because if we Christians have no joy, we are not credible, no one will believe us.”
Father Frédéric Fornos S.J., International Director of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, said this month’s Pope Video is one of the signs of the presence of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network in World Youth Day in Lisbon.

"As of 2020, preparations for this event have been accompanied by prayer through the Click To Pray app, which is both the Pope’s official prayer app and that of the meeting in Lisbon, regularly dedicating a prayer for WYD 2023 on the 23rd of each month."
During  World Youth Day, from 30 July to 6 August, he explained that the Click To Pray App will be available to connect WYD participants, and those who cannot be physically present but who want to accompany WYD.
They can parcipate by praying three daily meditations in both text and audio formats, available in five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French.
The Pope Video has had more than 203 million views across all the Vatican’s social networks and is translated into more than 23 languages, receiving press coverage in 114 countries.
Source: Vatican News