Sponsa Christi November 2nd, 2012
This Tuesday will bring the final evening of prayer for our national elections. These monthly evenings of worship and intercession before our Eucharistic King have been a wonderful time of grace.
We will certainly be heading to the polls on Tuesday to cast our vote. We recently watched a Voters Roundtable on EWTN which I found to be excellent! Even though it is an hour-long I highly recommend it, especially for those of you who want to vote but are struggling to decide because there isn’t a “perfect” candidate. This roundtable discusses this issue and many more. Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ is one of the guests and I have great esteem for him and his ability to speak truth with clarity – which is so needed today!
Also, The World Over of EWTN has had very informative interviews regarding the upcoming elections.
This Tuesday, along with voting, we will have Eucharistic adoration all day, culminating in the prayer service that evening. Please join us in prayer!
The evening will consist of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Scripture Readings, Sermon by a Father of Mercy, Renewal of Consecration of our Nation to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary and close with Solemn Benediction
Tuesday, November 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m. with Sermon by Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM
Thanks to Larena Lawson, the following photos were taken during an evening of prayer held this past spring, with Fr. Tony Stephens, Vocations Director for the Fathers of Mercy, along with several of the novices.
So much is at stake. Please vote and vote with an informed conscience!
A Prayer for Our National Elections
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
Their response to You requires that they be politically
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.
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
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.