Click To Pray, the new app to pray with Pope Francis
Following the release of the first video series starring a pope, now Francis is back in the news with the launch of the Click To Pray app, an initiative to gain prayer support from people around the world for his monthly intentions. The pope 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. Users 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.
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. 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.
“By calling for an attentive listening to the word of God and encouraging the initiative “24 Hours for the Lord”, I sought to stress the primacy of prayerful listening to God’s word, especially his prophetic word”. - From the Message of Pope Francis for Lent 2016
About the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer)
The Apostleship of Prayer is the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network which seeks to address the challenges facing humanity and support the mission of the Church, as proposed by the Holy Father in his monthly intentions. The vision of the network is to be apostles in daily life through a spiritual path called "The Way of the Heart," which transforms our way of serving Christ’s mission. The Apostleship of Prayer was founded in 1844, is present in over 100 countries, and is made up of over 35 million people, including its youth branch, the Eucharistic Youth Movement.
The National Director of the Pope's Global Prayer network in Britain is Fr David Stewart SJ. Read his monthly reflection on the pope's prayer intentions for March.