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.
In a special way, Christ calls us to care for the poor and vulnerable in our midst. While we must tend to these brothers and sisters with individual acts of charity, we must also strive to build a society where the basic needs of all can be met.
Welfare policy should reduce poverty and dependency, strengthen family life, and help families break the cycle of poverty by addressing the factors of family breakdown. It should also provide a safety net for those who cannot work.
Read paragraphs 53 and 73-79 of Faithful Citizenship for more.
Christ Jesus, you told us that You are present in the “least of these.” Please help us elect officials who will support policies that complement our own individual efforts to care for the poor and vulnerable. Amen.
- Where does the candidate stand on promoting policies that will help families break free from the cycle of poverty?