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.
Life is the most fundamental human good and the condition for all others. Each human life is willed by the Father, and therefore deserves protection from conception until natural death.
But it is no secret that our nation is pervaded by a culture of death. Human life, from the unborn to the elderly and disabled, is devalued, and treated as a disposable commodity when it is deemed “inconvenient” or ceases to be “useful.” A society free from abortion and other forms of violence is a goal towards which elected officials must strive.
Read paragraphs 64-69 and 71 of Faithful Citizenship for more.
Heavenly Father, you created every human life with unrepeatable and inestimable value. May we elect candidates who have a profound reverence for the sanctity of human life, and seek to protect all lives from the moment of conception to a natural death. Amen.
- Where does the candidate stand on the need to enact legislative limits on abortion?
- Where does the candidate stand on reducing practices that destroy innocent human life, such as assisted suicide, embryonic stem cell research, gun violence, and wars of aggression?