WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The 19th Annual International Prayer and Fasting (October 1-9, 2011) is mobilizing people all over the world to pray and fast as a counter attack to destructive global events and natural disasters.
The global economy is in crisis. Our nation, the United States of America is in crisis. This year 2011, has been the costliest year for natural disasters. There has been widespread flooding in New Zealand, massive earthquakes in Japan and other parts of the world which caused volcanoes to erupt in Chile, Iceland and Indonesia. The economic collapse of 2011 follows four years of relentless economic catastrophes.
The US has experienced major flooding caused by Hurricane Irene, power outages in the East Coast, East Coast earthquake (5.8), mega quake hitting Japan (9.0), billion-dollar disasters worldwide. We need to pray and fast like never before for our families, our nation and our world. Pope John Paul II and Blessed Mother Theresa were major supporters of this prayer movement.
In October of this year, the coalition is calling all people to unite for nine days of prayer and fasting for the conversion of nations, for world peace and to promote the culture of life. This year's theme for our troubled world is Hope of the Nations.
Washington, DC Event Schedule---
Saturday, October 1 (8:45AM - 4PM)
Eucharistic Prayer Vigil - FREE EVENT but RSVP at www.iwopf.org or call
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception,
400 Michigan Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20017
Speakers include: Rev. Clement Machado, Dr. Gloria Polo, Kevin Malarkey, Deacon Alex Jones and Ted Flynn
Eucharistic Adoration, International Recitation of the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Confessions, Procession of Nations and Mass at 12:15PM
Sunday, October 2 (Reception and Silent Auction at 4:30PM, Dinner at 6PM)
Hope of the Nations Awards Banquet - Register Online or call
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20057
Keynote speaker: Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action. At age 15, Lila founded the nonprofit group, Live Action, in her parent's living room. Live Action is a youth-led organization which uses new media to educate and mobilize local and national audiences to demand accountability from the abortion killing industry and human rights for the pre-born. Lila is now only 22 years old and is one of the foremost young pro-life leaders in our nation.