AN ELECTION YEAR PRAYER FOR THE FAITHFUL WITNESS OF CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATES
O Lord Jesus Christ,
You alone are the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
In Your Church You show us the Way,
You teach us the Truth, and You give us Your Life.
Grant, we humbly beg You, that, always and in all things, we may be faithful to You in Your Holy Church, and to Your Vicar on Earth, the Supreme Pontiff, Pope Francis.
Grant also, we beg You, that, in these times of decision, all who profess to be Catholic and who are entrusted with the sacred duty to participate in public life, may, by the strength of Your grace, unwaveringly follow Your Way and faithfully adhere to Your Truth, living in You with all their mind and heart, for Your greater glory, the salvation of souls, and the good of our nation.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of America, Pray for us.
Saint Thomas More, Patron of Religious Freedom, Pray for us.
By His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke
Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
If all Catholics prayed this before casting their votes … would it make a difference?
:tiphat: - to Cardinal Burke for introducing the idea of prayer before voting to a culture that is steeped in a warped view of the “wall of separation between Church and State” that is the opposite of the protection of the Church from State encroachment that Jefferson was talking about.
We are always and everywhere to obey the First Commandment and not to cast Almighty God into a convenience closet for those minutes, hours, days etc. that we bow to a nebulous secular god whose ways are quite the opposite of the REAL Lord.