I sure hope the Apostleship of Prayer has been one of your companions this Lent!
And now we have an app helps strengthen the connection between prayer and everyday life.
In the spirit of the new evangelization, the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network has rolled out a handy tool to keep everyone praying: "Click to Pray," our new app!
Click To Pray encourages people of good will throughout the world to join the Pope in prayer. Its "Prayer Wall" also invites us to pray for one another, right now.
In his Lenten message (2015), Pope Francis said:
Click To Pray presents something different each of the 365 days of the year. You can join millions around the world from different cultures and languages in praying for the universal challenges confronting humanity. “Click To Pray invites men and women around the world to accompany Pope Francis in a new digital way, with the hope that the continents unite in prayer for the great challenges of the world and the mission of the Church as expressed in the Pope’s intentions,” said Fr. Frédéric Fornos, SJ, International Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer).
A first version of Click To Pray launched in 2014 in Portugal at the initiative of that country’s office of the Apostleship of Prayer. That version, which immediately created a community of 87,000 people in 138 countries, set the stage to globalize the Project.
Click to Pray sends users notifications on the World Day of Prayer (first Friday of each month) and proposes a rhythm of prayer three times a day: morning, daytime, and evening. With this release, Pope Francis seeks to promote the spirit of dialogue and interaction, so that each user of Click To Pray can join thousands of people praying for his and their own intentions.
We are the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, and have been since the 19th century. Our mission is to encourage people to pray--in lots of different ways--and especially to pray with the Pope for his personal intentions. Click To Pray is a totally unique app, and we are enormously excited about its potential to increase prayer in our needy world.
As Pope Francis reminds us:
“Do not underestimate the power
of the prayer of so many people!”