Join other Catholics in praying a novena for America and her elected officials from Monday, October 26, through Tuesday, November 3 (election day). Catholics are encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the day’s intention:
Day One (Monday, Oct. 26): As we prepare for the national and local elections in the midst of a global pandemic, may our political engagement be guided by our Catholic faith.
Day Two (Tuesday, Oct. 27): In this month of the Holy Rosary, may our Blessed Mother guide us in confronting racial inequalities and restoring peace in our communities.
Day Three (Wednesday, Oct. 28): May all Americans recall the necessity of dialogue, civility, and humility in this election season.
Day Four (Thursday, Oct. 29): May all people understand the moral and ethical dimensions of political decisions and decide accordingly.
Day Five (Friday, Oct. 30): May voters and elected leaders uphold the dignity of every human life in their political engagement.
Day Six (Saturday, Oct. 31): May Catholics recall all aspects of Catholic social teaching as they consider their votes.
Day Seven (Sunday, Nov. 1): May there be a transformation of politics to focus on the dignity of the human person and the common good.
Day Eight (Monday, Nov. 2): May we keep in mind the gift of religious freedom and our duty to defend and exercise it as faithful citizens.
Day Nine (Tuesday, Nov. 3): Today, as we approach the polls, may we understand and embrace the principles of our faith that should guide our political engagement.
Closing (Wednesday, Nov. 4): May the leaders elected this week be guided by the Holy Spirit as they fulfill their positions.
Go to www.grdiocese.org/faithful-citizenship to learn more about our call to faithful citizenship.