Fr. John Riccardo, host of “Christ is the Answer” heard on AM 1260 The Rock Monday and Friday at 8 AM, and the team of the Detroit-based non-profit apostolate ACTSXXIX are calling for a National Day of Prayer and Fasting on September 24, 2020. The idea for the entire nation devoting a single day to prayer and fasting grew out of the weekly podcast series produced by ACTSXXIX, You Were Born for This with Fr. John Riccardo. An episode in mid-July about the need for courage in these times sparked a great response from listeners. While working on a follow-up episode, Fr. John was led to President Abraham Lincoln’s Presidential Proclamations where Lincoln called for a day of fasting, prayer, and public humiliation. Mary Guilfoyle, ACTS XXIX Associate Director, also felt led in prayer to call for a day of prayer and fasting and urged that ACTS XXIX take the lead.
“This is not about politics or any particular social movement or even the November election,” Fr. Riccardo cautions. “This is about asking for God’s mercy on our nation and for the healing of our hearts—all of our hearts, starting with mine.” His hope is that the entire country, Christians, Jews, Muslims, and all people of good will, would set September 24 aside as a true holy day, forego food until dinner, and pray for the conversion of hearts.
AM 1260 The Rock invites you to join us as we suspend normal programming during the hour of 3-4 PM to offer prayers and reflections including the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Holy Rosary.
Please join us in this National Day of Prayer and Fasting in whatever way your able. For more information about the National Day of Prayer and Fasting for our Nation, click here.
Please join us as we pray for God’s mercy on our nation and the healing of all of our hearts.