by Fr Richard Heilman | October 29, 2016 9:55 PM
On the nine days leading up to Election Day — beginning on Sunday, Oct. 30 and concluding on Monday, Nov. 7, please these two prayers.
The first prayer (written by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque) was the one Padre Pio would use when people asked him to pray for them, and Padre Pio has tens of thousands of miracles associated with him. The second prayer is being offered by the 1.9 million Knights of Columbus. Let’s join them.
O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of faith and freedom for the United States of America. Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be … Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.
O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in My name, He will give it to you.” Behold, in Your name, I ask the Father for the grace of faith and freedom for the United States of America. Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be … Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.
O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but My words will not pass away.” Encouraged by Your infallible words I now ask for the grace of faith and freedom for the United States of America. Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be … Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your tender Mother and ours.
Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: “St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.”
Conclude by offering the following prayer, along with 1.9 million Knights of Columbus.
Most Holy Trinity: Our Father in Heaven,
who chose Mary as the fairest of your daughters; Holy Spirit, who chose Mary as your Spouse;
God the Son, who chose Mary as your Mother,
in union with Mary we adore your majesty
and acknowledge your supreme, eternal dominion and authority.
Most Holy Trinity,
we put the United States of America
into the hands of Mary Immaculate
in order that she may present the country to you. Through her we wish to thank you
for the great resources of this land
and for the freedom which has been its heritage.
Through the intercession of Mary,
have mercy on the Catholic Church in America. Grant us peace. Have mercy on our president
and on all the officers of our government.
Grant us a fruitful economy,
born of justice and charity.
Have mercy on capital and industry and labor. Protect the family life of the nation.
Guard the precious gift of many religious vocations. Through the intercession of our Mother,
have mercy on the sick, the tempted, sinners
– on all who are in need.
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, our Mother, Patroness of our land, we praise you and honor you and give ourselves to you. Protect us from every harm. Pray for us, that acting always according to your will and the will of your divine Son, we may live and die pleasing to God. Amen.
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