4th International Day of Prayer
honoring the Lady and Mother of All Nations
Pentecost, June 10 – 12, 2000
His Mercy Embraces All Nations
Bishop Jozef Marianus Punt, the apostolic administrator for Haarlem-Amsterdam, opened the Fourth International Day of Prayer declaring:
"This is a very special feast in a special year, the Jubilee Year 2000.... This is a year to make a totally new beginning in our own lives, in our church and in the world. Therefore, I have associated a Jubilee Indulgence with a visit to this event.... Let us pray this Pentecost with strength and faith for our world, that the Holy Spirit may come into the hearts of all men, that they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster and war...! We pray with Mary for a new Pentecost...! We begin with the prayer from Amsterdam!"
The merciful love of God, the mystery of love and of suffering, the mystery of redemption and coredemption were the central theme of this year's Day of Prayer, which was dedicated to all those who suffer.