The faithful worldwide are invited to join the 2,000 cities already planning to participate in a day of prayer for peace in the Holy Land. The 3rd International Day of Intercession for Peace in the Holy Land, an initiative organized by several Catholic youth associations, will take place Jan. 29-30.
Last year, some 1,103 cities worldwide joined Benedict XVI, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the custos of the Holy Land, and Archbishop Fouad Twal, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, to participate in the prayer for peace.
It is being supported by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and responds in a special way to the call for prayer from the recent Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops. The organizers noted that this event “is a way to commit for and to concretely live a day of profound prayer and intercession.”
The 24 hours of continuous prayer will begin in conjunction with the 5th Extraordinary Prayer of All Churches for Reconciliation, Unity and Peace Beginning in and Proceeding from Jerusalem as well as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Jerusalem. Some of the organizing groups are: the National Papaboys Association, the Apostolate Youth For Life Association, the Perpetual Adoration Chapels Association in Italy and in the world, and the groups of Adunanza Eucaristica.”
Individuals, communities and groups are invited to join in the prayer for peace. Individuals can join the “We Want Peace in the Holy Land 2” Facebook group.
JERUSALEM, OCT. 27, 2010 (Zenit.org)