Hi everyone! I’m sure I don’t have to remind you that the election is next week! We need to step up our prayers and fasting for all voters, especially those who are still uninformed or undecided about the issues. I would especially like to ask for prayers for my home state, Minnesota. We will be voting on an ammendment to our Constitution to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. So far, in every state that has had a vote on the definition of marriage has upheld this position. Those states that are allowing Gay marriage now are doing so without the vote of the people - it has been the work of a few people in government, not of the majority of citizens. The amendment to the Minnesota constitution will take laws already in place and ensure that only a vote by the people will be able to change them. I don’t think I have to mention that this is a very important issue right now. Marriage in this country is already very much misunderstood and disregarded. We need to be working to strengthen traditional marriage, which is what is best for children and society, not continue to weaken it and disregard it.
There are many novenas out there. If you have a favorite, I encourage you to start it today. Even better would be to find one others are praying with you. We have been doing the 54 day rosary novena - it is not too late to start join that one! http://home.earthlink.net/~electionnovena/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/NovenaTextOld.pdf
A friend sent me this one to St. Jude: http://www.praymorenovenas.com/novenas/st-jude-election-novena
The Sacred Heart Novena can be found here: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/heart/sh_novena.htm
And here is one to St. Joseph: http://www.stjosephsite.com/SJS_Ninedays.htm
Also remember sacrifice and fasting!
I think the petition in the rosary novena is really well worded: For “an outcome of the November election which is pleasing to Almighty God, and which provides most effectively for the implementation of His Holy Will in the lives of all.”