Two extremely important events begin today, Monday, October 12, 2020. Both events begin at
9:00 AM: the 28 th annual International Week of Prayer and Fasting, and the senate judiciary
hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for her confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.
It is providential that these two events correspond with one another, as one of the intentions that
the International Week of Prayer and Fasting supports is to bringing an end to the culture of
death, especially in the United States, and to build a culture of life.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is known as a charismatic Catholic who, as a law professor, has given
talks to Right for Life student groups at Notre Dame and has signed a pro-life ad in the form of
an open-letter in 2006, published in the South-Bend Tribune, which articulated:
“It’s time to put an end to the barbaric legacy of Roe v. Wade and restore laws that protect the
lives of unborn children.”
I encourage you, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, to pray and fast this week for Judge Amy
Coney Barrett, for her confirmation hearings, for the Lord to give her supernatural strength and
protection, and for protection for her family. And to pray and fast, of course, for an end to every
violation against innocent human life, especially legal abortion, euthanasia, and the killing of
human beings in the embryonic state.
In the Gospels, Jesus tells us that certain demons can only be removed through prayer and
fasting. And, in one of her messages, Jesus’s Mother, Our Lady the Queen of Peace, told the
Medjugorje visionaries: “Those who pray, do not have to be afraid of the future. Those who pray
and fast, do not even have to be afraid of evil.”
There are so many things we can fast from this week in support of Judge Amy and the culture of
life. Here are a few suggestions:
Fasting from meat
Fasting from sweets
Fasting from social media or technology
Fasting on bread and water certain days
The International Week of Prayer and Fasting is a grassroots movement organized by Catholics
and by Christians of other denominations which, for a nine-day period—comprising this year
between October 12th – October 20 th —unites Christians to pray and fast together, seeing prayer
and fasting as spiritual weapons from heaven that can help bring great graces and break demonic
The week includes a major conference that includes prominent speakers, the Holy Mass,
Eucharistic adoration, praying the Rosary and the Divine Mercy chaplet, in addition to fasting.
Do not be afraid to be bold. Our Lady of Medjugorje has also said that through prayer and
fasting wars can be stopped. Let us, by cooperating with God’s grace, stop the war against
vulnerable, voiceless victims, like unborn children. Let us put an end to Satan’s holocaust. Let us
help place a highly-qualified judge and law professor, who is a devout Christian and pro-life,
onto the U.S. Supreme Court.
This week there will be spiritual warfare in Washington, D.C. When evil laws are being
threatened because God is raising up souls who are His instruments to fill influential positions
then the enemy rages. Let us pray for Judge Amy. Let us support her with nine days of prayer
and fasting. Let us show her that in the realm of the spirit she also has many supporters.
LINK TO VIRTUAL CONFERENCE for International Week of Prayer and Fasting: