What is the International Week of Prayer and Fasting?
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 the goals of the week:
1. Bring a Conversion of Nations
2. Build a ‘Culture of Life’
3. Create Peace throughout the World
The grasp of the culture of death on our world is growing stronger. Wars, natural disasters, terrorism, abortion, euthanasia, and religious persecution are on the rise as never before. As Christians, however, we are not to despair, but to place our hope in Christ. Now more than ever believers from all traditions and nationalities must unite together to pray and fast.
When is this week held?
The 20th International Week of Prayer and Fasting Campaign will be held from October 20th – November 6th, 2012.
To celebrate 20 years of our International Week of Prayer and Fasting, we’ve extended the length. There will be an eighteen-day period, consisting of two novenas, nine days each.
The first novena will be to petition for God’s mercy on our country, our leaders, our families, our youth and the unborn.
The second novena will be in thanksgiving for hearing and answering our prayers.
How can you participate?
Consistently we see examples in scripture, the lives of the saints and the lives of religious leaders throughout history that prayer and fasting can change the course of world events. You can participate in many ways: