Yenra : Catholic Prayers : Pope John Paul II on Prayer

Pope John Paul II on Prayer At no moment, and in no historical period, especially in an age so critical as ours, can the Church forget prayer. It is a cry to the mercy of God in the face of manifold forms of evil which weigh upon mankind, and threaten it.

Insegnamenti di Giovanni Paolo II
30 November 1980, Vol III, 2, pp. 1572-3