Sunday, August 7, 2016

Prayers before the Election

As readers of this blog are aware, it is our communal practice to pray and fast for peace on the 11th of each month.  During the months leading up to November 8, could we add the intention of the U.S. elections when we pray and fast on the 11th of the month?

Here are some suggestions:

  • Pray this "Prayer Before an Election" suggested by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
  • Reflect on portions of "A Revolution of Tenderness: A 2016 Election Pope Francis Voter Guide" (available here), especially considering the questions at the end of each section.
  • Fast from critical thinking and violent words, especially toward/about people on the opposite end of the political spectrum.
  • Fast from mindless entertainment and spend some time in worthwhile reading. 
  • Fast from overuse of electronic media.
(Thanks to the Sisters of Charity for sharing many of theses suggestions.)

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