An election prayer to Mary

This prayer was published in our bulletin and I thought at this time when both Canada and the US are facing elections in the very near future, I’d share it on CAF.

O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust [Canada/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 as [Canadians/Americans].

O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of LIfe.

Amen

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