Today, Tuesday November eighth, is election day in the United States. As Catholics, we have reason to be highly concerned with the direction that our country is going in; this is why, (as I explain here), I started a prayer campaign, asking other American Catholics to prayer the Divine Mercy Chaplet for the intention that God has mercy on our country.
First of all, I want to extend my gratitude to all of you who joined in the prayer campaign; may God bless you for your help! Please make a point of saying the Divine Mercy Chaplet today and, if possible, engage in some other special prayer or penance - say the Rosary, go to Eucharistic Adoration, attend daily Mass, or even just say the St. Michael Prayer. Remember the words of Jesus that some demons “Only come out through prayer and fasting” (Mark 9:29). If you can do some fasting - cut out meat, a meal, a snack, dessert, coffee - it would be a very good idea. (Of course, if you cannot fast for medical reasons, don’t try to do it).
Finally, go vote! Benjamin Franklin may have praised the efficacy of prayer, but he also would remind us that “the Lord helps those who help themselves”. God bless you all, and may God bless America.