The vision of the Jesus Youth Intercession ministry is to empower the movement by rekindling the spirit of prayer and reliance in the Divine providence in all our evangelization efforts.
"He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." John 21:6
The mission of Jesus Youth Intercession ministry is to be the power house of the evangelization efforts of the Jesus Youth movement by prayer, sacrifice and penance and accompany the families and youth to form a life style rooted in deep intercessory prayer by on going formation rooted in the six pillars of the movement.
As a Jesus Youth working in the vineyard of the Lord, there are occasions where we are caught up with our busy ministry life and challenged to dedicate time to personal and intercessory prayer for everyone.
We know that all the initiatives in our movement are rooted in prayer and Intercession is one of our main charisms within the movement.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger writes in his apostolic exhortation, ”Jesus preached by day, by night he prayed.” With these few words, he wished to say: Jesus had to acquire the disciples from God. The same is always true. We ourselves cannot gather men. We must acquire them by God for God. All methods are empty without the foundation of prayer. The word of the announcement must always be drenched in an intense life of prayer.
We should not keep silent, but cry out to the Lord day and night to acquire souls for his kingdom.
Upon your walls, O Jerusalem,
I have set watchmen;
all the day and all the night
they shall never be silent.
You who put the Lord in remembrance,
take no rest,
and give him no rest
until he establishes Jerusalem
and makes it a praise in the earth. (Isaiah 62:6-7)
To strengthen our evangelization efforts in every region we are inspired to start an Intercession Ministry to empower all our efforts for the Lord. If you think God is calling to be part of this great mission to win souls for the Lord by prayer, fasting and penance then, let us all come together.
Intercession Ministry is calling you to be part of our missionary journey.
Intercession ministry is inviting you to be part of a daily prayer chain for the global evangelization and temporal needs of the faithful. This initiative will link the committed intercessors to be part of a global intercession network to pray for evangelization of the whole world.
Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
These virtual meetings are on a video or telephonic conferencing platform which will bring all the daily intercessors to come together in prayer, study and reflection. These meetings will serve as a continuous study, formation ,and accompaniment to the faithful to share their challenges, blessings and encourage and support each other.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. But we beseech you, brethren, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. (1 Thessalonians 5:11-14)
Quarterly Weekends of prayer gatherings
These gatherings are the times the committed intercessors in each region will gather for a day of intensive intercessory prayer and reflections. This is an opportunity for the intercession network to know each other and build fellowships. These gatherings are preferably at different Jesus Youth families and join for a common liturgical celebration or adoration of the blessed sacrament on their convenience.
Weekend of prayer gathering in South Jersey in 2016
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:2-3)
Annual Intercession Summits
Every year the intercession ministry will come together for a three days national intercession Summit focussed only on intensive prayer, study and workshops on ntercession. Prayers using charisms and how to grow in spiritual gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.
"Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you For I will accept him so that I may not do with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has." (Job 42:8-10)