Friday, September 06, 2013
There has been a ton of information on websites about the day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria and world peace which Pope Francis has proclaimed for Saturday, September 7th, which is the vigil of the traditional birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the First Saturday of the Month.
As for prayer, this is an excellent day to go to Mass and offer it up for peace in Syria and world peace. Praying before our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration would be ideal. A few days ago, I shared a prayer for peace online. HERE it is again. HERE is a prayer specifically for the people of Syria. HERE is a prayer for world peace from Pope John Paul II.
There are many ways to observe this day of fasting, as there are many ways to fast. One can fast from: eating food, watching TV, communicating on social media sites, etc.CNS has an article to provide us with some fast facts on fasting. Busted Halo has more information on fasting. This video on fasting from Rome Reports provides some additional information on fasting: