Rick Warren: Calls for Fasting and Prayer Over Papal Conclave

Rick Warren posted the following tweet on Twitter:






So, I say we should do as Warren asks.  Let’s join him in fasting and prayer for the 115 cardinals who are electing the next Pope.  Furthermore, since we should pray for God’s will regarding this situation, we should pray that the Roman Catholic Church repent of their apostasy, denounce and renounce their idolatry, and turn to the faith once and for all handed down by the apostles.

Who’s with me?

(HT:  Christine Pack)

25 thoughts on “Rick Warren: Calls for Fasting and Prayer Over Papal Conclave

  1. Annunk

    We know that prior to His return, it’s going to get really bad. I expect that this apostate church (Rick included) will fit nicely into that scenario…
    So yes — I’m praying.

  2. Ray

    115 Cardinals seeking Gods will in a new leader, really?? and why indeed. We have a leader, he is the head of the true church , and He is Jesus.

  3. Doug

    Hi Chrystal-“because’ works for me, though I can understand Cwetherby also. We have nothing to do with Catholicism. But
    We have nothing to do with the rest of the world, either and yet we are called to pray for our enemies, seek Salvation for the lost.
    Many years ago in our coffeehouse group two young foolish guys were mocking a girl for being a Catholic. I cut them off, but I doubt that that girl felt the love of Christ was being shown to her.
    We reprove the false, and do not accept false brethren as being part of Christ. But I pray for my Catholic friends, and some of our Baptist church family grew up Catholic. God can save anyone, and
    many are saved in spite of the dead church that they grow up in (I’m a former Lutheran).

  4. Francesmarie

    Just praying regarding all those in Catholicism, bound from birth, that a man, a sinner can be vicar of God, Jesus Christ on earth…bound and lost…praying for The Truth would come by the Power of the Holy Spirit, O may we beseech the Lord for these people….millions upon millions

  5. honest4yeshua

    This is a MESS! This Is about RR asking for prayers and fasting for the Conclave to pick the right “Pope” (father), of the Catholic Church.

    Have any of one here read “The Purpose Driven Life”? In his book he makes reference to the CC, such as we should set our alarms to pray as the Benediction Monks, “Practicing the presence of God is a skill, a habit you can develop. Just as musicians practice scales every day in order to play beautiful music with ease, you must force yourself to think about God at different times in your day. You must train your mind to remember God.
    At first you will need to create reminders to regularly bring your thoughts back to the awareness that God is with you in that moment. Begin by placing visual reminders around you. You might post little notes that say, “God is with me and for me right now!” Benedictine monks use the hourly chimes of a clock to remind them to pause and pray “the hour prayer.” If you have a watch or cell phone with an alarm, you could do the same. Sometimes you will sense God’s presence; other times you won’t.”

    This is foolishness and following after the CC the bible never told us to “Practice the presence of God”. We’re to have him all the time living in us, and meditating on his word daily.

    Here he teaches us how to love, taking lessons from Mother Teresa “Love leaves a legacy. How you treated other people, not your wealth or accomplishments, is the most enduring impact you can leave on earth. As Mother Teresa said, “It’s not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters.”

    In this book he uses citation from the Catholic bible’s translation
    “Chicago: Catholic Press (1970) NASB New American Standard Bible Anaheim” .

    If any1 is using traditions of men/ made up church rules as a guide/law, saying ANYTHING that’s not in the word it’s wrong.

    1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
    Mark 7:7 How beit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men…
    He is a part of the apostate church! And he allows the devil to use him mightily!

  6. Robert L.

    I really really like this new pope.
    Now, I’m not Catholic – I’m Christian – and I recognize that there have been countless roadblocks throughout the centuries up until today that have muddied the path to Christ in the Catholic faith. In fact, most of the stuff i.e.,concepts, practices, liturgies, have no eternal value, are unscriptural, and are probably up there with all the other rank heresies that had no place in the apostolic church.
    But this pope, at least in what I’ve seen from his introduction the last few days, actually points people to Christ. He’s different. Jesus is in every one of his conversations. Its truly amazing. He does grow on you.That being said, I do have many Catholic friends who have a deep and profound relationship with Jesus Christ. They do pray directly to Jesus, and have a faith that would put some of my Baptist friends to shame. Why not pray for this new pope? He’s an overseer for 1.2 billion Catholics, many who are probably as lost as a goose in a snowstorm. But change could be coming. Watch and listen to what this pope says in the coming months. The apostle Paul did say he was all things to all people that he might win some to Christ. Please dont get me wrong on this. I’m not saying introduce people to Christ from a false premise. But just maybe some Catholic folk will be introduced to the real Christ apart from traditionalism by this new pope.

    This is what I read just the other day :

    In terms of homosexual ‘marriage’, Cardinal Bergoglio fought valiantly to have the law in Argentina continue to protect the traditional family.

    In terms of homosexual ‘marriage’, Cardinal Bergoglio fought valiantly to have the law in Argentina continue to protect the traditional family.
    Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis
    In July 2009, he called on the priests of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires to bring the faithful to an upcoming protest against homosexual “marriage.”
    “Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God,” wrote Cardinal Bergoglio in a letter sent to the monasteries of Buenos Aires. “We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”
    To the clergy of the parishes, Bergoglio requested that all of them read from the pulpits a declaration defending the true definition and understanding of marriage.
    “The Argentinean people will have to confront, in the coming weeks, a situation whose result could gravely injure the family. We are speaking of a bill regarding marriage between people of the same sex,” a bill that calls into question “the identity, and the survival of the family: father, mother, and children.”
    The latter, warns Bergoglio, might also be threatened by homosexual adoption, which would be a true form of discrimination.
    The country now needs “the special assistance of the Holy Spirit, to place the light of truth in the middle of the darkness of error, to defend us against the enchantment of so many sophistries with which they seek to justify this bill,” he wrote.
    At the same time, in a story that is being much-repeated today, Pope Francis demonstrated his compassion when he visited a hospice on Holy Thursday where he kissed and washed the feet of 12 patients suffering from AIDS, a disease that is often associated with homosexuality.

    1. phishing4men

      Glad you like the new pope, all the accolades you offered for him are no more than works like washing aids patients feet, he could wash the feet of every man woman and child in the world and unless he repents, and places his trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone for his salvation his works are so much dung as Paul said. As sinners, Catholic, Baptist or whatever, we are a stench in the nostrils of God and he is, as He has always been angry with sin and the sinner and His eternal wrath will fall on all who reject His Son. You state, wrote Cardinal Bergoglio in a letter sent to the monasteries of Buenos Aires. “We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.” The pope, you and I are all condemned sinners without repentance and trust in the finished work of Christ on our behalf. I am praying the new pope along with all catholics that believe the church thru works is their salvation, will come to a true knowledge of his sinful state and that God in His mercy and grace will bring him to repentance and faith.

    2. phishing4men

      The above site contains a story of the new popes willingness to compromise on the gay marriage issue in Argentina by allowing same sex unions in place of same sex marriage. I do not see any evidence in the Word where God is willing to compromise on anything. We are directed to do it God’s way or it is sin God is not in the habit of negotiating with His creation.

    3. Teresa


      You said: But just maybe some Catholic folk will be introduced to the real Christ apart from traditionalism by this new pope.

      I would not hold my breath if I were you and besides this new pope is a Jesuit. False Jesus, false church, false gospel. You and other’s can like him but it does not change the” facts” of the false religious system of the Catholic Church or what he stands for as far as the true Doctrines of Jesus Christ. Just my two cents.

      We are not to even give them God’s speed. T

    4. Francesmarie

      I too pray for this man, he is a man…he is not the vicar of Christ, He is a Jesuit that is a socialist,
      I pray that the Truth of the Word be taught and given to the people for Salvation..it is about souls.
      Many I know, who are catholics say they pray to Jesus, but yet also hold up Mary as their co redeemer….as a Christian who follows Christ, we know there is only one who died for me and for
      all who would believe on HIM. Humanistic comforts and helps are wonderful and should be a part of everyone who proclaims to be a Christian….also we are in a warfare so we ought to be on our knees for the Truth, which is Jesus Christ and Him alone

  7. DIYPoststructuralism (@DIYPostStructur)

    As a former Catholic of three decades and having been educated and socialised with every kind of Protestant under the sun: it amuses me to no end the perceptions non-Catholics have of Catholics. Idolatry? Please. Never in all my years have I witnessed idolatry within day-to-day Catholicism.

    1. Francesmarie

      Wow, that is amazing that you have seen no idolatry for being the that church for 30 years?
      well I guess that you never heard of the ‘co redeemer’ Mary? what do we not understand about there shall be no other gods before thee….even this man said I will now go and pray to Mary! Some times we like to keep the bondwoman and Ishmael in our lives, for it is hard to let them go…..We pray for all who are lost and it is all about their souls. blessings Jesus Christ is Truth and I do believe in the Bible and what He has written therein.

    2. Jane

      Hmmm…. praying to dead spirits. (St. Peter, St. Paul, Mary, etc.) Where does this fit into the Biblical experience as a Christian? Some might find that on the level of praying to false gods who can not help you. (Carved images, As the golden cow in Moses’s day, and the false gods of the other people groups, etc.) The Catholic statues, the necklaces, the items Catholics place in their lawns and homes. The candles lit, the superstitious genuflecting to get God to do what you hope, etc. That is what many Christians see, and why they associate praying to “things”, or “dead spirits”, or doing/praying in a superstitious way with idolatry. These practices/prayers are quite a bit different than praying to THE living God, through Christ alone.

  8. Hetty

    I like the new pope too..but I hate what he stands for and the system he heads and endorses..it’s a complete denial of all that Jesus stands for and has done for us..it is, in short, ANOTHER GOSPEL. I can love the pope, and I can love Jesus, but I can’t love Jesus by endorsing the pope and what he stands for, by pretending it is of Christ. So I’m with you, if you’ll have me.

  9. Jane

    The fact that men feel there is still an OFFICE for high priest, when Jesus is the final High Priest sitting at the right hand of God interceeding for us (very clear in Scripture), should be a giant red flag to any who want to be drawn into this hype/false religion. Repentence needed. The sign of a repentant Catholic “church” would be one that does away with any need of a pope whatsoever… and a clear turning and bending the knee to Jesus Christ as Lord of All. Nothing added (No pope. No Mary. No praying to the Saints for special help or priviledge.) Do you really think a religion of this magnitude and power WILL repent and turn, and that devout Catholics will give up their traditions, and works? Just asking… I don’t mean to be a skeptic, but I can’t see it happening. I can see a few come to the Light, because of God’s grace at work. But not many. And the Pope, as humble, and moral as he appears, is most decieved of all men, and DECIEVING MANY. It is a tragic, and corrupt to the core. (The guy appears humble, people are thinking he’s the real deal. Really humble. Really “straight”. Moral, etc. Taking Jesus’s place as High Priest??!!!! Ummm… That is blatant, and outright rebellion against God. Yet he leads by the powers of darkness to decieve many…)

  10. Teresa

    Robert L

    Do you seriously believe this new pope that u like so much would or could lead anybody, especially catholic’s, to the true gospel, much less to the doctrines of Jesus Christ, when he is decieved himself.

    He is a Jesuit….You must re-examine your comment in light of scripture and Gal. 1

    Do you know anything about the Jesuits….if not, please research.

  11. Rev. Kate

    Hi guys– I was deeply moved by Pope Francis the First as he washed the feet of those folks.

    Why? Because in his humility and his love for humanity, “…and the greatest of these is love…” it appears Francis 1st’s heart is open to hear the Holy Spirit’s wooing.

    Christ deems as the King, and as the Son of Man to reveal Himself to whomever is willing to hear His voice.

    And, He does reveal Himself when our hearts are open to listen.

    God’s best,

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