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A thanks to all you good Catholics out there November 6, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Glory, Interior Life, North Deanery, Society, Tradition, Virtue.
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I have been most edified to witness, over the past week or so, the efforts of hundreds of local Catholics who have engaged in serious efforts of prayer and mortification for the good of their fellow Catholics and countrymen.  I have witnessed so many people taking part in Adoration, Rosaries, daily Masses, and the like, that I have been humbled by this outpouring of piety. I know so many souls have been moved to pray that God’s Will be done this election, and to further pray that this cultural soul of this nation be healed and transformed into something far more reconcilable with that Will.  Compared to the past two elections, I believe that far more Catholics are putting forth serious efforts of the most important kind.  There are two primary means we can effect change in this present politico-economic system – voting, and prayer.  I have been heartened to see so much emphasis on the latter.

That does not mean the election will turn out as we would like.  God, in His inscrutable Way, may deem that this nation must suffer much more before a true conversion can take place.  If that is the case, so be it, we must accept it and do the best we can to be faithful, pious Catholics in the midst of the storm.

I was handed the following prayer today, and I thought I might share it with you.  I know not of its origin, but I thought it was very good in terms of its humble beseeching of God and invocation of the Church Triumphant.  I did make some small changes to it which I highlight in red:

Dear Jesus, King of Kings, we call upon all our relatives in Heaven, along with their Guardian Angels, and, indeed, upon every American in Heaven and their Angels, going all the way back in history to all of their relatives beginning with Your Apostles, to intercede with You to Our Heavenly Father to insure a resounding victory for the presidential candidate and all candidates most aligned with Your Will for the cause of protection of life from the moment of conception to natural death and for the full institution in this nation of Your Royal, Social Kingship in all levels of society and in the hearts of all men.

With serene confidence in Immaculate Mary, who the bishops of this country chose as Patroness of the United States, we call upon Her today. We beg You, Jesus, send forth the Holy Spirit, to crush any and all forces of evil prowling about our country seeking the ruin of souls. We call upon all Angels You have assigned to every governmental body, jurisdiction, and civic institution across this land, to vouchsafe the right to life for all.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, pray for us.

Saint Katherine Drexel and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and Saint Marianne Cope, pray for us.

Saint John Neumann and all American Jesuit Martyrs, pray for us.

Little Flower St. Therese of Lisieux, who so many Americans love so dearly, help us.

Saints Joseph, Anthony, and Jude, pray for us.

Immaculate Mary, Patroness of the United States, crush the serpent’s head!

Jesus Christ, King of Kings, have mercy on us and on the whole world!

Father in Heaven, release Saint Michael the Archangel, now!  Amen!

God bless you for all you are doing to aid Christ and His Church!

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