Thank you Beverly, Susan, and Peter (again) for joining in the Thursday Night Prayers for Romney/Ryan! I'm hoping more CM people will join in!
I just read an article online that there are a group of priests and people that gather on the steps of the Capitol Bldg. in Wisconsin on Thursday evenings to pray for Romney and Ryan and their families. And, of course, this is being attacked by atheists.
I am so very concerned about what will happen to our country if Romney and Ryan don't win the election, and truly I don't know anything better to do than to start praying for them. And so, I thought that perhaps as a Catholic Match community we could individually pray for Romney and Ryan and the success of their campaign and their election victory, but all do this on Thursday nights at the same time if possible (for wherever 2 or more are gathered in my name ...).
So, if anyone would like to join me, I plan to pray on Thursday nights for this intention at 9PM Central Time (for roughly 20 minutes). That would be 10PM Eastern Time, 9PM Central Time, 8PM Mountain Time and 7PM Pacific Time (if you can fit it into your schedule). This would be for the next 8 weeks until the election.
We could post some prayers on this thread during the week - perhaps to St. Thomas More, St. Jude, Our Lady of the Nation, the Holy Spirit, etc.
As a group of committed Catholics we know the power of prayer. Let us ask Jesus to look kindly on Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and the Holy Spirit to guide them in their election campaign and debates.
We trust in Your Mercy, Jesus.
I received an email from a friend who is a Christian in Michigan. The email (from a priest in Texas) she's circulating is spreading the word about a 40 day prayer starting on 9/28. So besides what you have read, others are joining in prayer as well! The word is out there!!!
The prayer email closed with:
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Quite powerful, and apropos, no?
Thank you Wendy and Marian for joining in our prayers tonight! I suggest we spread the word to our friends, relatives, neighbors, etc. to join us in prayer for the election victory of Romney and Ryan. A neighbor of mine , Alice, who is not Catholic, but is Christian will be joining us in prayers tonight at 9PM CST.
Please Lord Jesus, hear our prayers tonight for the success of Mitt Romney and Paul Romney in their campaign, debates, and ultimately their election as President and Vice-President of the United States in November. Send the Holy Spirit to them to guide them with His Wisdom. Thank you, Lord Jesus.
I am concerned if they do win.. How scarey Mormonism is very evil and not how Christ calls us to love one another.. Unfortunately many of the issues Obama speaks about Catholics and Christians have deaf ears to and interpret them the way they choose to hear and understand.. Selective hearing.. he is not a muslim nor socialist he si,ply cares for all people not just believers but acknowledges and expresses concern and tolerance for all people whom Our Lord created.. Perhaps that is why he is so condemned because he loves all people and not just Christians but those whom God created and have no faith but still love in their way and those whom are victims of serious heinous crimes.. let us not forget how Great our God is and how he calls us to love ALL people not just those easy to love!!! I will pray continually that Jesus elects the president whom we shall be directed under his ppower our Great God and creator whom loves everyone not just the rich and famous and those whom condemn the poor and wlk over the lonely and walk with blinders in loving their neighbors just because they bdo not feel the love of Jesus..
God Bless you and those whom pray for Romney and Ryan whom have already had to defend so many of their spoken lies..