Tuesday, October 7, 2008

An Election Prayer to Mary

Please pray this prayer every day and on November 4th.

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 the 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 and to the responsibilities that accompany human
freedom. 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.

Trusting in your most powerful intercession, we pray…

Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone
who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was
left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins,
our Mother. To thee do we come, before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy
hear and answer us. Amen.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church
Kansas City, Missouri

1 comment:

Jackie Parkes said...

Lovely prayer!