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Novena for Life
The following novena guide is adapted from the USCCB’s A Novena to Three American Saints for Life and the USCCB’s Rosary for Life, found at the following sites:
This novena is designed to be prayed as a group, but it can be prayed individually. The leader should read the opening prayer aloud, then lead the way through the rosary as shown in this document. On each bead, the leader should read the prayer given here, then start the group on the appropriate prayer for that bead (i.e., Hail Mary…, Our Father…, etc.).
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 & 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 & 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 & embrace the principles of our Faith that should guide our political engagement.
Closing (Day 10): Wednesday, Nov. 4May the leaders elected this week be guided by the Holy Spirit as they fulfill their positions.
Learn more about our call to faithful citizenship here: https://grdiocese.org/faithful-citizenship/