Sunday, September 28, 2008

Election Prayer to Our Lady




O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care

Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.

Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life [here the family] and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom [here political and economic life].

Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life.

Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God's law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.

Amen.

1 comment:

Rubi said...

A wonderful prayer, one where I can give a resounding, "Amen!"

I especially like the ending, about rejecting the culture of death and creating a culture of life. . .basically a summation of the entire prayer. Nice!

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for us.