Tuesday, October 28, 2008

One Week and counting

It's exactly one week until Election Day, and there are numerous prayer initiatives underway: the novena proposed by the U.S. Catholic Bishops; a rosary novena on Facebook, and today I learned of a couple of churches that will have all-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Nov. 4.
What is going on in your area to support the many critical needs of our nation through prayer?

Here is a prayer to St. Paul that can be offered for the same intention:

St. Paul, teacher of the nations, lovingly watch over this nation and its people. Your heart expanded so as to welcome and enfold all peoples in the loving embrace of peace.
Now, from heaven, may the charity of Christ urge you to enlighten everyone with the light of the Gospel, and to establish the kingdom of love.
Inspire vocations, sustain those working for the Gospel, render all hearts docile to the Divine Master.
May this nation ever more find in Christ the Way and the Truth and the Life. May its light shine before the world and may its people always seek the kingdom of God and his justice.
Holy Apostle Paul, enlighten, comfort and bless us all. Amen.


Anonymous said...

Just wanted to leave a link to the Faithful Citizenship Novena Facebook group
In Christ,

Anonymous said...

If ever prayers were needed during an election time, now is the time. God bless our country