Following the release of the first video series starring a pope, Pope Francis is back in the news with the launch of the Click To Pray application, an effort to gain prayer support from people around the world for his monthly intentions. In addition, he wishes to promote daily prayer on behalf of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer).
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 Father Frédéric Fornos, SJ, International Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer).
The Click To Pray app is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French in both Android and iOS formats, so that people virtually everywhere can unite their prayers with the Pope’s easily and quickly everyday. 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.
More than 35 million people make up the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network which has national offices around the world to help people everywhere to make a global impact. In the United States the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network promotes a daily offering prayer, an evening review, and oneness with the Heart of Christ. “Being part of a communication vehicle like Click To Pray allows us to achieve greater solidarity with Christians everywhere, with whom we join in prayer for the world, the Church, and one another,” said Father James Kubicki, SJ, National Director of the US Apostleship of Prayer. “We don’t know how,” Father Kubicki continued, “but we believe Jesus when he said that by uniting in prayer we can bring about much good in the world. ‘For with God all things are possible,’ Jesus said.”
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) launched the app globally in March 2016 in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. For more information see: http://www.clicktopray.org.
Click here to watch a short video about Click to Pray.