Every month the Pope invites all Christians to join him in prayer for specific intentions.
This month, the Pope's general intention is to pray for people in despair. People who are "so crushed by life that they wish to end it.” The Pope wants them to feel the love of God, and above it all, that they never feel alone.
The second intention is to pray for World Mission Day, which is celebrated on October 19th. The Pope asks that Christians take advantage of this date, so they can embrace the Gospel and spread its message.