Brothers and sisters in Christ,
In a week we will elect the next President. As we have all heard many times lately, this election could effect us for years to come. It is urgent that we call upon Our Almighty Father, His Holy and powerful Son Jesus, the Holy Spirit and Our Blessed Mother to guide us when we vote and to protect the right to life, especially for the poor, afflicted and the unborn. Here is the Bishop’s novena prayer. Please pray this powerful prayer and say a rosary to Our Lady for her mantle of protection over our country and the world.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, help us to conquer the menace of evil, which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today, and whose immeasurable effects already weigh down upon our modern world and seem to block the paths toward the future.
From famine and war, deliver us. From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, from every kind of war, deliver us. From sins against human life from its very beginning, deliver us. From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children of God, deliver us. From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national and international, deliver us. From readiness to trample on the commandments of God, deliver us. From attempts to stifle in human hearts the very truth of God, deliver us. From the loss of awareness of good and evil, deliver us. From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us.
Accept, O Mother of Christ, this cry laden with the sufferings of all individual human beings, laden with the sufferings of whole societies. Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit to conquer all sin: individual sin and the “sin of the world”, sin in all its manifestations. Let there be revealed once more in the history of the world the infinite saving power of the redemption: the power of merciful love. May it put a stop to evil. May it transform consciences. May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of hope. Amen.:highprayer: