A Prayer for Faithful Citizenship

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Let us pray today for our nation as we elect men and women to represent us and govern our nation with wisdom and integrity.

The following prayers can be found at www.faithfulcitizenship.org an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Gracious and loving God, let your Spirit be with us today. Hear my prayers, and increase in me the will to follow your Son Jesus. Help me to draw on the resources of my faith as I use the opportunities of our democracy to shape a society more respectful of the life, dignity, and rights of the human person, especially the poor and vulnerable.  I ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.


Prayer After An Election

God of all nations, 

Father of the human family, 
we give you thanks for the freedom we exercise 
and the many blessings of democracy we enjoy 
in these United States of America.

We ask for your protection and guidance 
for all who devote themselves to the common good, 
working for justice and peace at home and around the world.

We lift up all our duly elected leaders and public servants, 
those who will serve us as president, as legislators and judges, 
those in the military and law enforcement.

Heal us from our differences and unite us, O Lord,
with a common purpose, dedication, and commitment to achieve liberty and justice
in the years ahead for all people, 
and especially those who are most vulnerable in our midst.


For more on Faithful Citizenship, visit www.faithfulcitizenship.org