Prayer expresses our dependence on Jesus, a recognition that without Him, we can do nothing (Jn 15:5).
Intercessory prayer recognises the reality that God is alive and active in the world today. It trusts that through the power of the Holy Spirit, the works of God are still manifested today, here and how in the situations of ordinary life. It believes that those who seek find, and those who ask, shall receive. Based on the teachings of Jesus, it seeks the coming of the Kingdom of God and the renewal of all things.
The year 2021 has been challenging for Catholics, many whom have suffered the loss of loved ones. Closed churches have meant that they were also without the consolation of the Sacraments. Since the beginning of the pandemic many people have felt isolated, alone and fearful.
The year 2022 and the situation in Ukraine bring even more fear in peoples' heart. People feel hopeless as they watch another crisis in front of their eyes. This spirit of fear creates division, confusion and frustration.
In order to counteract this spirit of fear and hopelessness we feel that by coming together as one body, and creating an unbroken chain of prayer and adoration, we can instill in hearts once more the hope and joy that comes from putting Jesus at the centre of our lives.
Come back to the church! We ask you to support this initiative by opening your church for adoration and encouraging people to come back to Jesus and take an active part in the reparation and restoration of the world. Let's bring peace and love to the Earth.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth!
St. Teresa of Calcutta
How it works?
We want to pray for 40 days 24/7 with as many adorers across the globe! Let’s unite the world in adoring Jesus!
We encourage you to commit to one or more hours a week on a specific day of the week, e.g. 11.00-12.00 every Wednesday over the next 6 weeks during 40 days!
It’s only one hour a week but it can make a huge difference for the whole world!
A Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament is worth more than a thousand years of human glory.
St. Padre Pio
Why from 2nd March - 12th April?
Effatha 2.0 will begin in London with a 7-9 pm Ash Wednesday Service, Adoration, and Intercession at St. Fidelis Friary in Canning Town. After 40 Days of Eucharistic Adoration, it will conclude on Monday, April 11th.
We contribute to the radical transformation of the world during our Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration.
St. John Paul II