WHAT IS THE POPE’S WORLDWIDE PRAYER NETWORK?

  • Identity: The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network engages the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church.
  • Vision: To pray for and act upon the challenges of humanity identified by the Pope in his monthly intentions. These intentions are the key to our prayer and service.
  • Mission: To be apostles in daily life through a spiritual path called "Way of the Heart", a way which transforms us in the service of Christ and others.

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network is also called the Apostleship of Prayer (AP). The is a prayer network that engages the challenges facing humanity and the Church. Those challenges are expressed in monthly prayer intentions of the Pope.

AP's mission is to mobilize people by prayer and action to engage with the great challenges of today's world. Through his monthly intentions, the Pope invites us, in a "world of indifference," to be socially responsible in the service of the common good.

The AP’s mission is also to open to all Christians a spiritual path to help them to be friends and apostles of the Risen Jesus in daily life, in love with him, and available for his mission. This spiritual path unites people to the Heart of Jesus. The Apostleship of Prayer was founded in 1844 in France. In 1879 its first statutes, were approved by Pope Pius IX, and in 1896 they were reviewed and reapproved by Pope Leo XIII.

This worldwide prayer network consists of more than 35 million people in 89 countries. Its youth branch, Eucharistic Youth Movement (EYM) is present in 56 countries. That movement proposes a path of human and spiritual formation for young people, 5-25 years of age.

For more information visit www.apmej.org.