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This page is for those who are considering joining our Prayer Apostolate and wish to know more before committing themselves. We have set out the information in a Question & Answer format, which should cover all you need to know.
Anyone who reads the “List of Requests” on this site will see the real and urgent need for more Prayer Apostles. We pray the Lord of the Harvest therefore that He send labourers into His vineyard.
What exactly is the Prayer Apostolate ?
Who can join the Prayer Apostolate ?
What are the structures of the Prayer Apostolate ?
What prayers are involved ?
Is there any particular time to pray ?
Why should I join ?
What if I miss out on my pledge ?
How do I join ?
The Prayer Apostolate was originally aimed primarily at believing, practising Roman Catholics but is very much open to all men and women who are willing to pray, in the name of Jesus, for their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. This a totally free service with no exchange of money whatsoever. Members decide what prayers they wish to offer and then post their pledge on this site. They do not necessarily have to read the prayer petitions every day on this site before praying. It is sufficient to consciously place those intentions in spirit before the Lord at time of praying. However it is preferable that members do read the prayer petitions where possible.(back to top)
The Prayer Apostolate has no structures as such. Each new member simply pledges daily/weekly prayer for the needs of others, in the privacy of his/her own home, in the church..or wherever suits. The amount of time spent on this prayer and the type of prayers offered are entirely a matter for each individual person to consider carefully before posting their pledge on this site. There are no proceedures and no sanctions against any person who fails to live up to his/her pledge...it is entirely a matter between them and God. Members are free to join or leave at any time, or indeed change the nature of their pledge.(back to top)
No particular or specific prayers are required of any member, although we do offer a model How To Pray which we explain elsewhere, and recommend to any member who feels called to follow it. It is a matter for each person to choose a prayer style and a prayer type which fits in comfortably with their lifestyle. One person may choose to offer fleeting mental aspirations many times during a busy day; another may pledge a rosary or a Mass; another may offer up their physical, mental or emotional suffering; another may offer up the drudgery of their daily tasks in life; another may undertake to abstain from something which they like, another may undertake to sing a hymn of praise to the Lord each day. The possibilities are endless. Just pray to be guided and you will be led to the pledge that best suits your particular circumstances. We do ask, however, that all members of the Prayer Apostolate unite in offering their prayers to The Father in the name of Jesus and that all graces be granted through the intercession of our late Holy Father, Pope John Paul 2, under whose patronage and protection this Apostolate is placed. No person should make a pledge which becomes a burden for him/her. Remember the words of Jesus " Learn from Me for My yoke is easy and My burden is light." The important thing to remember is that One act of pure love is worth a thousand sacrifices.(back to top)
If you regularly and consistently miss out on your pledge to the Prayer Apostolate, then something is wrong. You need to go before The Lord and be led by His Spirit to either come out of the Prayer Apostolate altogether or renew your pledge with a new fervour or change the nature of your pledge. If, however, you occasionally miss out on your pledge, for whatever reason, you are not to worry. Go before The Lord with childlike humility, accepting with serenity your limitations and failings. This will be even more pleasing to Him than your original pledge. Above all you are not to be disgusted with or annoyed with yourself...this is a false righteousness rooted in self and a failure to accept in humility your own wretchedness. (back to top)
Click on the icon "Join the Apostolate", fill in the fields of the application form and press "Submit". Your Christian name, your country of residence and your particular prayer pledge will then appear in the List of Apostles page of this site. Be careful to choose a pledge which rests easy with you. It is important that members of the Prayer Apostolate remain as anonymous as possible. Anonymity and lack of public approval will empower our prayer. Remember the words of Jesus " When you pray, pray in secret and your Heavenly Father Who sees all things will reward you".Your email address will not appear on the site. We will however retain it in our database, in strict confidence, in case we need to contact you at some future point for feedback on the Prayer Apostolate. You will not be asked for any money offering of any kind and your email address will not be shared with any third party.(back to top)