Friday, September 5, 2008

An Election Prayer to Mary

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 responsibilites 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.  Amen.

2 comments:

sequin said...

Beautiful prayer! I will print and use it. Wasn't it great to hear that McCain outrightly supports the "culture of life"? I hope that all people that believe in the sanctity of life hears and band together in this election.

Lisa said...

I agree with Sequin. I too will print and use it!