This is potentially controversial. So be it.
In light of the recent joint prayer for peace (including Jewish and Islamic leaders) facilitated by the Catholic Pope, I wanted to hold forth on why I consider such events to be important:
That’s how it works. I respectfully submit that if you merely say the words (regardless of how devoutly or fervently) and then passively wait for Divine Intervention you are destined for disappointment.
“God helps those who help themselves.”