In all my years, I can’t remember an election cycle that has had more contention and open hostility than the election cycle we are currently in. Not to be overly dramatic, but this election could potentially have effects on many of us for years to come. And with such ill content for the Catholic Church, at least the Catholic Church that is faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Magisterium, I think we need to be aware of the threats to religious freedom, which includes, openly professing our faith in the public square.
With this being said, I think it’s time, if we haven’t already, to start praying for the US Election. In not so many words, it’s time to get our prayer on!
As we have seen throughout history, such as the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, when Catholics start praying devoutly and faithfully, we have the spiritual prowess to get things done and to turn the tide in our favor. In our time, at this moment in history, we need to collectively come together as the Catholic faithful and pray for the US Election. This election will not only impact this country, but the world as a whole.
So how do we get this done?
First, Pray the Rosary! The Rosary is so important that I have written about it on here 13 different times.
Second, pray novenas. A novena is a nine-day prayer and has been spiritually beneficial for many people over the ages. The two novenas I suggest: The National Novena for the Election given to us by the Knights of Columbus and the Novena for the Election given to us by PrayMoreNovenas.com. Pray one, pray both, but whatever you do, pray one of them and start on October 30th.
Third, pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Make your prayer intention for our country and for the election. Jesus Christ through His Divine Mercy hears our prayers.
Fourth, invoke the intercession of the saints who suffered persecution and even martyrdom for their faith. Most importantly among the saints, ask for the intercession of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher. You can also pray to the other English Martyrs, the Mexican martyrs, and St. John Paul II, who as priest, bishop, and Pope stood up against tyranny and threats to religious freedom.
Lastly, although many of the above suggestions already include Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, pray to Our Lord through His Mother under her titles of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Our Lady of America.
There are other things you can do too, but these are my suggestions, however, whatever you do, start praying today!
Our Lady of America…Pray for Us!