October 2-10, 2015

The International Week of Prayer and Fasting is a grassroots movement of Catholics and other Christians from around the world participating in a global network of prayer and fasting for these three goals:


To Pray and Fast for the conversion of peoples and nations


To Pray and Fast to build a Culture of Life


To Pray and Fast for Peace and for Mercy in Our World

In the Media

Jesus Himself has shown us by His own example that prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil.

Pope Saint John Paul II in Evangelium Vitae

2014 International Day of Prayer Speakers

2015 Speakers Coming Soon!
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Fr. Dermot S. Roache, SMA

A member of the Society of African Missions since 2001. He has studied and worked in various African missions. He is the author of the prayer “Act of Consecration of the Family to the Divine Mercy.” He is currently studying canon law at the Catholic University of America.


Johnnette Benkovic

Founder and president of Women of Grace, a Catholic apostolate for women. She is also founder and president of Living His Life Abundantly International. She is executive producer of the Women of Grace television program, host of Women of Grace Live, a call-in radio talk show, and a popular conference speaker, published author, retreat director, and seminar presenter.


Archbishop Timothy Broglio

Archbishop Broglio has served as Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Ivory Coast and Paraguay, and as Chief of Cabinet for Angelo Cardinal Sodano, Secretary of State to His Holiness Pope John Paul II. In 2007, he was named the fourth Archbishop of the Military Services, USA, and installed on January 25, 2008, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.


Scott Hahn

A popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Scott Hahn has delivered popular talks and academic lectures, nationally and internationally, on a wide range of topics related to Scripture, Theology, and the Catholic faith. He is also the bestselling author of numerous books, including Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God’s Holy Ones, The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (coauthored with his wife, Kimberly), and is editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible and Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology.