A Prayer for America At Election Time and Beyond
In the days and weeks leading up to the 2008 election in the United States, we’ve seen tons of ink, forests of paper and kilobytes of words on the internet used to address issues of life and freedom that we face as a nation. We at Theologika.net and sister site, 21stcenturycatholic.net offer our prayer for America at this time of the election and as we move into the challenges of the days, weeks and years to come. It is a prayer to Our Lady because she is the patroness of our country.
Most Blessed Virgin, Mary,
Our country is at its most critical crossroads in its history. We entrust it to your loving care.
Most Holy Mother, we beg you and your Son to be with us as we face this crossroads.
Overwhelmed by our problems and sins, we cry from the depths of our pain for your motherly protection and guidance.
Look with mercy on us and touch the hearts of your imperfect people.
Open our minds to the broader responsibilities of caring for your human family, which comes from our divine gift of freedom.
Guide and inform us so we can best deal with the issues of life and death, which have so grievously divided us.
Pray for us that we may receive the wisdom, clarity and openness of thinking we need to make the best choices we can on behalf of our human family, for our common good.
Oh Merciful Mother, intercede for us with your Son, who through the power of the Holy Spirit has entrusted to us the care of your people and creation and is the true source of our cherished rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We ask for this grace in the Name of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with the Father in the Unity of the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.
May the Lord bless and guide each of us as we vote in accordance with our own individual consciences.