Pope Organizes Hour of Worldwide Prayer

This Sunday, Pope Francis led the first ever “Holy Hour” in which he asked Catholics around the globe to pray together from 5-6 p.m. Rome time. The Pope asked believers to focus on two prayers: One for those “who still suffer slavery and who are victims of war, human trafficking, drug running and slave labor … [the] unemployed, the elderly, migrants, the homeless, prisoners and those who experience marginalization" and one for the Church and its leaders. A Vatican official told Reuters it was "the first time in the history of the Church" that an organized global prayer hour has ever taken place …

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Blake A.


Blake A. commented…

This is awesome. It's almost surprising to me that global prayer hour hasn't ever taken place before. I really challenge Christians to remember 1 John 3, however:

"If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion - how can God’s love be in that person?

Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything."

Prayer is needed and absolutely required, however don't let the excuse of prayer make you apathetic to actually blessing others with the blessings God has poured out on us. We have an incredible mantel on our shoulders to be Christ to the world, so let's make sure we are encompassing all aspects of how He lived.


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