Dear Heavenly Father,
During these months, we dedicate every aspect of our lives to you. We pray that sports may always be occasions of brotherly and sisterly fellowship and growth. We intercede for lay missionaries that the Holy Spirit may support the work of the laity who proclaim the gospel in the poorest countries of the world. We lift up all refuges, forced by violence to abandon their homes, that they may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights. And we pray for our brothers and sisters in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, and 23 other countries or territories), that they may joyfully announce faith in Jesus Christ to all the people of that region.