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Special Prayer Intentions

 

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Bearing in mind our nation's challenges and the particularly urgent need for wise, moral, civic leadership in addressing them, the Call to Prayer will be adapted Friday, September 9, 2016 – Friday, November 11, 2016 to highlight certain time-sensitive matters of national concern.

On Friday, September 9, the intention highlighted the National Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities. The focus for the remaining nine weeks will be on the upcoming elections.

In addition to the current invitation to fast on Fridays, participants are encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the week's intention and for our civic leaders and upcoming elections.

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   Friday, September 9, 2016

   On this National Day of Prayer we pray for peace
   in our communities.

  
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call to prayer    Friday, September 16, 2016

   As we prepare for the national & local elections,
   may our political engagement be guided
   by our Catholic Faith.

 
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   call to prayerFriday, September 23, 2016

    May all people understand the moral and
    ethical dimensions of political decisions
    and decide accordingly.

   
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 call to prayer  
   Friday, September 30, 2016

    May all Americans recall the necessity of dialogue,
    civility, and humility in this election season.

   
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 call to prayer  Friday, October 7, 2016

   Through Our Lady of the Rosary's aid, may voters
   & elected leaders uphold the dignity of human life
   in their political engagement.

  
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 call to prayer  Friday, October 14, 2016

   May Catholics recall all aspects of Catholic Social
   Teaching as they consider their votes.

   
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 call to prayer  Friday, October 21, 2016

    May there be a transformation of politics to focus
    on the dignity of the human person
    and the common good. 

   
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call to prayer    Friday, October 28, 2016

    May we keep in mind the gift of religious freedom
    and our duty to defend and exercise
    it as faithful citizens.

  
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  call to prayer  Friday, November 4, 2016 

    As we approach the polls, may we understand
    & embrace the principles of our Faith that
    should guide our political engagement.

   
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call to prayer

   Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (Election Day)

    Today we pray for a peaceful, just,
    and grace-filled election.

   
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call to prayer

     Friday, November 11, 2016

     May the leaders elected this week be guided
     by the Holy Spirit as they fulfill their positions.

    
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