Monday, April 06, 2009

A Prayer for the President

With the controversy surrounding Notre Dame's commencement and the honors to be bestowed on President Obama, our community has decided to offer a special prayer for the President every day, that he might hear and believe the Gospel of Life. (Remember the prayers that were offered for so many years to Our Lady of Fatima "for the conversion of Russia"? Something like that.) My superior asked me to draw up a prayer, but I would like to extend that invitation also to you: send me something to work with--some expressions, petitions, whatever.
I am thinking that since this is the Year of St. Paul, and since President Obama was sworn in during the Year of St. Paul, and it was St. Paul who urged that "prayers, petitions and thanksgivings be offered for all people, especially for those in authority," this prayer could be directed especially to St. Paul.
Take a little time this week to pray to St. Paul, read a letter or a passage of his writing, and add y our contributions to the comment box.
Thanks in advance.
I'll post the prayer here when it is done, and also prepare a pdf so you can print and distribute it. Wouldn't it be great if we could get Rosary groups and other prayer associations to add it to the prayers they offer each day?

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