Welcome to the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network for Scotland, England and Wales
A message from the National Director:
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), the largest prayer-group in the Catholic church, exists to encourage prayer and action for the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church, expressed in the Pope’s monthly prayer intentions.
It’s a “Way of the Heart”, a mission of compassion for the world that anyone can join. There is nothing to sign up for, no fees to pay and no forms to fill in. You become an Apostle of Prayer by praying each day with the Pope for the concerns in his heart, together with millions all around the world. It’s the Pope’s personal prayer-group!
It is an official pontifical work, entrusted to the Jesuits (Society of Jesus). Its International Directorate is in the Vatican City State and each country or territory where it operates has a National Director or Co-ordinator. It operates with the approval of the Episcopal Conference in each country.
Pope St.John Paul II loved the Prayer Network, calling it “a precious treasure from the Pope’s heart and the Heart of Christ”.
We seek to form our hearts to be like Christ’s heart, full of compassion for all of creation. Each morning we offer our day and our life to Christ, following our daily prayer pathway, our “Way of the Heart”. Browse through our site to learn more about the various ways we do this.
February Prayer Intention
We pray that parishes, placing communion at the centre, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity and welcome towards those most in need.
January Prayer Intention
We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.