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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.
National Day of Prayer we pray for peace
in our communities.
As we prepare for the national
& local elections,
may our political engagement be guided
by our Catholic Faith.
May all people understand the
ethical dimensions of political decisions
and decide accordingly.
Through Our Lady of the
Rosary's aid, may voters
& elected leaders uphold the dignity of human life
in their political engagement.
May Catholics recall all
aspects of Catholic Social
Teaching as they consider their votes.
May there be a transformation
of politics to focus
on the dignity of the human person
and the common good.
May we keep in mind the gift of
and our duty to defend and exercise
it as faithful citizens.
As we approach the polls, may
& embrace the principles of our Faith that
should guide our political engagement.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (Election Day)
Today we pray for a peaceful, just,
and grace-filled election.
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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