Novena Prayer for US Elections


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[left]A Prayer Novena for US National Election[/left]
[left](to be prayed Aug. 31-Nov. 2)[/left]
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[left]O God, we acknowledge you today as Lord,
Not only of individuals, but of nations and governments.
We thank you for the privilege
Of being able to organize ourselves politically
And of knowing that political loyalty
Does not have to mean disloyalty to you.

We thank you for your law,
Which our Founding Fathers acknowledged
And recognized as higher than any human law.
We thank you for the opportunity that this election year puts before us,
To exercise our solemn duty not only to vote,
But to influence countless others to vote,
And to vote correctly.

Lord, we pray that your people may be awakened.
Let them realize that while politics is not their salvation,
Their response to you requires that they be politically active.

Awaken your people to know that they are not called to be a sect fleeing the world
But rather a community of faith renewing the world.

Awaken them that the same hands lifted up to you in prayer
Are the hands that pull the lever in the voting booth;
That the same eyes that read your Word
Are the eyes that read the names on the ballot,
And that they do not cease to be Christians
When they enter the voting booth. [/left]
Awaken your people to a commitment to justice
To the sanctity of marriage and the family,
To the dignity of each individual human life,
And to the truth that human rights begin when human lives begin,
And not one moment later.

Lord, we rejoice today
That we are citizens of your kingdom.
May that make us all the more committed
To being faithful citizens on earth.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

             *--Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life *

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Thanks for posting this.


#3

Thank you for posting this wonderful prayer! If we all made a commitment to saying this prayer every day between now and the election, we might be surprised at how powerful it would be!


#4

[quote=Listener]Thank you for posting this wonderful prayer! If we all made a commitment to saying this prayer every day between now and the election, we might be surprised at how powerful it would be!
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Yes, that is very true. Prayer will help more than all the bickering does. And is much more persuasive.


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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Dear Blessed Mother,

Please hear and intercede for our intentions of Listener. Please renew these intentions to reflect the confirmation of candidates and the 2016 election.

Here are three links for anyone who reads this post.

24/7 online Daily Mass
www.catholictv.com/shows/daily-mass

24/7 online Rosary in real time with all the world. Intentions may be posted. Intentions of others from around the world are posted, too, for prayers.
www.comepraytherosary.org

Here’s a rousing song and video called “Revelation Song” sung by Kari Jobe and many multitudes of people to inspire us while we Christians contemplate our vote.
youtu.be/3dZMBrGGmeE

Before sleep, I’ll pray the following decades of the Luminous Mysteries. Please thank
Saint Pope John Paul 2 for instituting these great mysteries about Your Son’s life.

The Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist
Jesus’ First Miracle at the Wedding of Cana (Thanks for encouraging Him, dear Mary.)
The Proclamation (Sermon on the Mount)
The Transfiguration (Jesus told Peter & James that what happens on the mountain, stays on the mountain … until further notice.)
The Institution of the Eucharist (Even after thousands of years, we can unite with Him in Body & Spirit anywhere around the world. Please thank Him again, for this awesome gift.)

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.


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