Something we can all agree upon.
I’m sure that everyone can agree that our country needs all the prayer that it can get. No matter what your political orientation happens to be, it is a great idea to pray for our country as we approach our national election. A friend of mine passed along this prayer card, information and invitation:
“The United States of America faces the most serious decision in our nation’s history on November 6. We are asking all to join in 3 days of prayer, fasting and adoration November 3, 4 and 5 to implore God’s mercy upon our Country in this most important election.
The inspiration for these 3 days of fasting and prayer is found in the book of Esther. Queen Esther, when informed of the possible annihilation of her people, called for a three-day fast prior to her interceding with the king on behalf of her people.
Mary had been likened to Esther as she continually intercedes with the King of kings on our behalf. The nation has been entrusted to her under the title of Immaculate Conception. Let us ask her to pray with us and for us that we, as people, will choose life.”
“Who knows but that is was for a time like this that you obtained the royal dignity?” Esther 4:14
(For those who are not Catholic who may be reading this post, “Adoration” is prayer before Jesus in the consecrated Host on the altar in the Catholic Church, also referred to as the “Blessed Sacrament.” If one does not have access to the “Blessed Sacrament” in a Catholic Church, then spending time in prayer for our country in your Church is helpful. Do whatever you can. Also if you are pregnant, nursing, and/or have health issues please use prudence in fasting. Such a person could take on fasting from a particular food item that you usually enjoy such as meat, or reducing the size of your meals, and/or restraining from a favored activity for the three days).