Catholic Communities of Prayer is a ministry devoted to getting people to pray and getting people to pray well. Jesus told Martha that, “only one thing is needed.” CCOP’s ministry is in direct response to the Lord’s command of the one thing necessary: prayer. If prayer is truly is the ONE THING needed we must answer the call with our time, with our lives, and with our finances. Now is the time for the Church to truly become a “house of prayer for all nations.”
Prayer Ministries are the Only Ministries Needed:
Out of all the activities and ministries in the Church, calling the faithful to the place of prayer and then teaching them how to pray is the most important task we have. Not only is it the most important, but the Lord also said that it is the only one needed. Catholic Communities of Prayer is here to answer this call.
Survey on Prayer in the Church:
The necessity of prayer and training in prayer has simply been ignored in the Church in recent times. In 2009, a survey was done to find out what ministries Catholic Dioceses are supporting.
Results of the Survey:
The Unum Necessarium: is the Latin term for the One Thing Necessary which describes prayer as the most important thing a Christian can do with their time.
“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” - Luke 10:42
“It is written, ‘My House shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’.” – Matthew 21:13 & Isaiah 56:7