Why have a Day of Prayer?
In the message from May 31, 1995, the Lady of All Nations said, “Understand these words well when I say: see to it that every year the nations are assembled around this throne, before this image. This is the great favor that Mary, Miriam, or the Lady of All Nations, may grant to the world.”
So in 1997, one year after the official recognition of the title, the First International Day of Prayer in honor of the Lady of All Nations took place. Some 5,000 pilgrims participated from many different countries. In the years following this event, international Days of Prayer were held in Amsterdam as well as national Days of Prayer and local prayer meetings where people gathered around an image of the Lady of All Nations. Days of Prayer throughout the world
It was clear that the Lady of All Nations, through the Days of Prayer, also wanted to lead the people lovingly to her Son, to the Blessed Sacrament. For example, many people decided to go to Confession after many years away from the sacrament or those searching found their way to the Catholic faith, young men and women were able to decide for the consecrated life. Many found consolation and their prayer intentions were heard.
In our time, where we suffer from terror, aggression, and lack of peace, the Days of Prayer honoring the Lady of All Nations have become a sign of hope for many. People from different cultures and nations pray together as one family before the image of the Lady of All Nations in the joyful knowledge that she will bring us from a time of degeneration, disaster and war into a time of grace, redemption, and peace.