Novena for the Election

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
Novena for the Election + Enlarge
By The Most Rev. Oscar A. Solis
Bishop of Salt Lake City

Please join the Most Rev. Oscar A. Solis, 10th Bishop of Salt Lake City, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in praying this novena in preparation for the 2020 elections. Let us ask for God’s guidance as we prepare to exercise our right to vote.

 Prayer Before an Election

 Lord God,

As the election approaches, we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/country, and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.

We ask for eyes that are free from blindness so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters, one and equal in dignity, especially those who are victims of abuse and violence, deceit and poverty.

We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn and those abandoned, men and women oppressed because of race or creed, religion or gender.

We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.

We pray for discernment so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word, live your love, and keep in the ways of your truth as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his Apostles and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.

We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Source: https://www.usccb.org/resources/prayer-election

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