Pray for Your Elected Officials
Let your elected officials know that you are praying for them during the 2022 legislative session.
Throughout the legislative session, our elected officials will be faced with many decisions, big and small, that affect life, dignity, and the common good. As their constituent and a Catholic, they need your prayers, and especially your civic friendship and goodwill, as a resource to help form and inform their decisions.
In order to be a resource for your elected officials take a moment to read and learn about some of the issues that the Minnesota Catholic Conference will address this session. As you pray for your elected officials, ask for the Holy Spirit to guide them on these legislative priorities.
- Legislative Session Preview: Stopping gambling expansion and supporting policies that benefit families
- Inside the Capitol: To spend or not to spend? That is NOT the question
- Op-Ed: Family economics must top session agenda
Your role as a faithful citizen – What the Church teaches:
Those who exercise authority should do so as a service. "Whoever would be great among you must be your servant." The exercise of authority is measured morally in terms of its divine origin, its reasonable nature and its specific object. No one can command or establish what is contrary to the dignity of persons and the natural law. (CCC 2235) "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." (CCC 2239)
By building a relationship with your elected officials through prayer and civic friendship you are contributing to the good of society. Your role as a resource to your elected officials can help them be better servants who uphold the dignity of persons and the natural law.
Ask the Lord to pour out His grace over your elected leaders, that each would have the wisdom and courage to uphold life, dignity, and the common good.
If you have...
One Minute: Submit your name and address in the form to send a message to your elected officials to let them know that you are praying for them.
Three Minutes: After sending your elected officials a quick email, take another minute or two and call them or send a quick video message. A suggested script and talking points will show up on your device. A follow-up call or video will help your elected officials to remember you and further build your relationship.
More Time: Pray a Rosary asking for the Blessed Virgin Mary's intercession and guidance in their decisions, or spend an hour in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, praying that God's presence would be made known through the decisions made by our elected officials.