Catholic Prayers for the New Evangelization

"Catholic Prayers for the New Evangelization"

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Prayer for Our Country

Prayed by Fr. Matthew at Paul Ryan's Rally in Ohio November 5th, 2012

Father of heaven and earth,
author of all life and source of unending love, we beg your blessing upon
our country on the eve of our national, state and local elections.

Bless and inspire all those running for political office that they may be
men and women of virtue and integrity, who honor their promises seek justice
for every citizen, especially the poor and vulnerable and defend the dignity
of every human life.
May our elected officials be statesmen and not merely politicians, leaders
who respect the ingenuity and freedom of all Americans.

O Lord, your faithful people honor your divine law as the foundation of all
human laws, revere the Sacrament of Marriage as the divinely instituted
covenant between man and woman and believe every life from conception to
natural death is sacred and created in your divine image.
We beg you, Lord, to grant us wisdom and courage so that we may defend the
dignity of life, marriage and family, the foundation of a just society, and
thus ensure the prosperity and peace of our great nation.

Our Founding Fathers enshrined in our constitution the right to liberty,
which you, our Creator, have bestowed upon us, and we believe in the right
of every citizen to worship freely according to one's own conscience.
Grant us, Lord, leaders of commitment to our nation's founding principles,
so that no citizen of our land may have to fear penalty or persecution for
worshipping you and living out his faith in the world.

Above all, Lord, may we never forget
that, while taking our place in public life is part of living out our faith
and values, you, O God, are the true king of our lives, the governor of our
hearts, the Lord of the universe.
Our salvation and our eternal joy are found in you.

As we proclaim our devotion to you, Lord, shower the blessing of your Spirit
upon us and prosper the work of our hands.

We give you praise forever and ever.  Amen.

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