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

2015 International Day of Prayer Speakers

Fr. Chris

Fr. Chris M. Alar, MIC

Fr. Chris entered  the Marians of the Immaculate Conception as a Postulant in July 2006.  He has been mentored by the world’s leading experts in Divine Mercy and has spoken at nearly 100 parishes to date.  Currently, he serves as Fr. Joseph” – the honorary title given to the Director of the Association of Marian Helpers in Stockbridge, MA.

Fr. Frank Pavone

Fr. Frank Pavone

National Director, Priests for Life; President, National Pro-life Religious Council; Pastoral Director, Rachel’s Vineyard. Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. He is a priest of the Amarillo Diocese and serves full-time in pro-life leadership with his bishop’s permission.


Pat Polachek

Pat Polachek

Pat is the foundress of the Family Eucharistic Holy Hour in the Presence of Jesus, the Divine Mercy and Mary, Ark of the New Covenant. She is also President and co-founder of Jesus-The Divine Mercy Foundation. In 2000, Pat became a professed member of the Order of Franciscan Seculars (O.F.S.) and strives, with God’s help, to live the Franciscan calling to go from ‘Gospel to life and life to the Gospel.’