In a Tweet published on his Pontifex account on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, Pope Francis reminded the importance of praying, which is “the first missionary work” of every Christian, he said.
In fact, the Pontiff wrote: “To pray is the first missionary work of every Christian. It is also the most effective.”
This statement of the Pope was taken from his video-message sent on the occasion of the opening of the General Assembly of the Pontifical Missionary Works on May 28 in Rome.
In the message, the Holy Father stressed that “prayer is the first missionary work — the first — that every Christian can and must accomplish and it’s also most effective, even if this effectiveness can’t be measured.”