UNPrayerService2017UNPrayerService2017bThe annual UN prayer service, ahead of the opening of the 72nd Session of  the United Nations General Assembly, was held Monday at the Church of the Holy Family in NYC — presented by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, and His Excellency Mr. Miroslav Lajcak, President of the Seventy-Second Session of the General Assembly were in attendance and spoke, along with representatives from various religious denominations.

The United Nations has long sought to partner with faith communities as it works to “make the world a better place.” Problems arise when those seeking to make the world a better place, including faith communities, act in ways that generate the wrath of Heavenly Father rather than His mercy.

Real progress for humanity, including world peace, requires that man’s designs be in accord with God’s will.