Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pray and Vote for our Nation


Prayer for the Nation
Pray for our Nation
Today is the day, the day Americans head to the polls to exercise our right to vote for the leaders of our nation.  Voting is not only a right, but also a moral obligation for all Christians. I'm not going to try to convince you of how you should vote today; only that you should vote.  We have a responsibility to get out there and participate in the political community as a service to the common good.  
It is the duty of citizens to contribute along with the civil authorities to the good of society in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom. The love and service of one's country follow from the duty of gratitude and belong to the order of charity. Submission to legitimate authorities and service of the common good require citizens to fulfill their roles in the life of the political community. (CCC, 2239)
The Catechism of the Catholic Church goes further by stating in CCC 2240 that we have a moral obligation to vote.  It is up to each of us to prayerfully discern how we vote in accordance with our Christian values and integrity.  

God blessed this nation, but we must do our part to guide the path of our country by participating in the public square to shape our national policies and direction of our nation.  We were fortunate enough to either to have been born here or made our way to this beacon of freedom and opportunity.  Many people around the world die for the chance to vote in free and fair elections.  It would be wrong for us to squander that right given to us by the Founders of our Nation in the Constitution.  

Join us as we pray for our great nation as citizens around the US exercise their right to vote for our leaders and the direction of our country.  We pray that the election process be calm, fair and free.  Most of all we pray that God's Will be Done for our country.  God Bless the USA.  Amen


Lisa Jones
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