Novena to Pray for Our Nation

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops encourages prayer for our nation, by participating in the 2020 Election Novena. Each day from Monday, October 26, until Tuesday, November 3, each day please pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the day’s intention. The list of daily intentions are shared below and shared on their website.

▫ 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: 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: May all Americans recall the necessity of dialogue, civility, and humility in this election season.

▫ Day Four: May all people understand the moral and ethical dimensions of political decisions and decide accordingly.

▫ Day Five: May voters & elected leaders uphold the dignity of every human life in their political engagement.

▫ Day Six: May Catholics recall all aspects of Catholic Social Teaching as they consider their votes.

▫ Day Seven: May there be a transformation of politics to focus on the dignity of the human person and the common good.

▫ Day Eight: 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 (Wednesday, Nov 4): May the leaders elected this week be guided by the Holy Spirit as they fulfill their positions.