2 November 2012


Peace be with you!
The US Bishops have recently asked us to pray for greater religious freedom. So, today let's pray for greater religious freedom around the world and in the US. 
Click here for more about threats to religious freedom from the Bishops.
Also, let's keep praying for those affected by hurricane Sandy!
Here are the novena prayers for today:
O blessed St. Jude, close companion my Lord Jesus, you have given me a good example of how to lead a life of zeal and devotion to Jesus. I humbly request that today you hear my prayers and petitions and intercede for me. I ask you to pray especially for...
(State your intentions)
As I pray for God's blessings in my life today, please grant that I may never forget all the truth, goodness and beauty that God has given to me out of his pure love for me. May I, like you St. Jude, give thanks and praise to God every day for the blessings that I have asked for and those which God has given freely. I humbly give myself over to God's holy will, knowing that he alone knows what is best for me and my present needs.
O St. Jude, please bring these election prayers to the throne of God:
I ask for the eyes to see others as sons and daughters of God.  I ask for help in forming my conscience according to the Gospel so that I may both vote and act for the common good. 
Give me the courage to stand up for the weakest members of society.  The poor, the weak, the unborn.  Give me the courage to re-examine my political loyalties and to be first a faithful follower of Jesus before I follow. 
Remind me that my only true hope is in Jesus and that political power can never replace the the will of God and the mission of the Church. 
For my own vote, help me to cast it in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. Help me to do it reverently and with a well formed conscience.
For these elections, Oh God, please bless us with the best leaders possible at all levels of government. 
My vote is a small but important part of my Christian life. Help me to both vote and live by the Gospel putting my trust in Jesus alone. 
St. Jude, pray for me!
Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!
I've put together some election resources for you:
Thank you so much for praying with me!
God bless you!
   John-Paul - PrayMoreNovenas.com
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