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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day Prayer

In the course of human history, God has often used worldly leaders to punish his unfaithful people. The Israelites were carried off into the Babylonian captivity and it was there that the Lord raised up Daniel. Even in the worst of times, prophetic voices like Elijah's called the people and their leaders back to God's ways.

So tonight, as we await the election returns, let us pray to desire nothing but God's will. If our leaders betray us and bring on suffering we need to pray for the courage and perseverance to remain faithful to him remembering that, "All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and serve according to His purpose."

Here's an Election Prayer to Mary that was posted on EWTN:
O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care.

Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.

Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.

Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.   Amen
Have you prayed your rosary today?


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