On Tuesday, 19 October, in the Holy See Press Office, the presentation of the Pope’s new prayer App, Click To Pray 2.0, and the prayer website for the Synod, took place.
Click To Pray 2.0 is an updated digital application that can be downloaded on iOS and Android platforms.
Launched by the “Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network”, the App offers users a variety of specific propositions to pray together with Pope Francis on a daily basis, and support the Synodal process.
In her presentation, Ms Bettina Raed, International Coordinator of Click To Pray, explained that users will now be able to organise their own personal prayer planner, configuring their moments of prayer for each day.
For those who are not familiar with the App, it features the option of receiving notifications and a wide choice of content for prayer at any moment of the day, in order to inspire people to commit fully to the intentions of the Pope and pray for the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church.
Available in seven languages, Click To Pray aims to provide a bridge between generations by promoting interaction among users by offering the chance to generate a shared community space, where each user can publish his or her intentions and share prayers throughout the entire network. It also includes a teaching tool for experiencing prayer at a more profound level.
Click to Pray has so far reached over 2.5 million users on all continents, allowing more than 400,000 users to pray together with Pope Francis for his prayer intentions.
As Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary-General of the Synod of Bishops, has had occasion to point out, “The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network is at the service of the spiritual process, which invites us to be available for the encounter, listening from the heart and the discernment of the Holy Spirit”.
“Synodality”, he notes, "requires both personal and community conversion which originates in and is sustained by prayer. Our prayer, which springs from silence and contemplation, can be of immense help to the entire Church”.