Daily Novena Prayer
Virgin Mary, patroness of America,
Please prepare our hearts as we take part in this year’s elections. Help us to humbly receive the wisdom of the Church, and to accept the importance of Her teachings in our lives and voting decisions. Guide us as we choose leaders who will best uphold the common good and the dignity of all.
In your Son’s name, Amen.
Care for creation is a moral issue. Protecting the land, water, and air we share is a religious duty of stewardship. It reflects our responsibility to the poor and weak among us, who are most vulnerable to environmental harm, and also to generations to come.
Effective initiatives are required for energy conservation, sustainable agriculture, and the development of alternate, renewable and clean-energy resources. These policies must be pursued while maintaining proper respect for human life.
Read paragraphs 51, 79, and 86 of Faithful Citizenship for more.
Heavenly Father, you gave us this earth to till and to keep. May we elect leaders who pursue policies that respect the gift of creation and ensure its bounty is available to all, now and in the future. Amen.
- Where does the candidate stand on enacting policies that foster sustainable agricultural practices, family farming, and the use of renewable sources of energy?