Thursday, March 23, 2006

episcopal elections

There are episcopal elections going on in a number of dioceses, prayers for which can be found at Lent and Beyond and news of which can be found at Titusonenine. There is seemingly much at stake in these elections. Prayer is needed. I urge you to pray.

And he went up on the mountain, and called to him those whom he desired; and they came to him. And he apponited twelve, to be with him, and to be sent out to preach and have authority... (from Mark 3)

O Holy Father, your Son called the Apostles to be with him, and to be sent out to preach and to have authority. Raise up, we humbly pray, godly heirs to those His holy Apostles, to lead your Church into all righteousness, and into paths of peace. Give the spirit of wisdom and of discernment to those who will vote; let their wills be submitted to Your perfect will, that your Son's gospel may be proclaimed to the ends of the earth, and that your name may be glorified by all people. Through the same Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord. Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

No comments: