‘Pray without ceasing.’ This is the challenge to each of us: to pray for seven people. That may be seven all together for seven years, or one a year until 2020, or however each of us structures our prayer. This is partly prayer for ourselves ‘that we may share the story of our faith.’
Let’s share resources for how to pray; helping parishes and church communities to provide moments to which it would be easy to invite someone; and with support for what happens when people ask to explore the story so that we can share the faith with materials that are effective and relevant.
In the end ‘the Holy Spirit prays in us’ and this is God’s own work with which we simply co-operate in humility and love.
It is never too soon to start to pray; just do it in whatever way is natural to you.
Over 25,000 pray for seven bookmarks have already been distributed. Order yours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the PrayerMate app to help remind you to pray for the people around you.