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Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Prayer for America...

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” (Mark 3:25)

The words of Jesus Christ seem a bit ominous today, considering the deep-seated division within our nation.

As I see it, where you can say we were once a nation grounded on faith, family and the love of country, we have become a nation that marginalizes God, are more focused on self-interests and lost our sense of patriotism (Maybe, with the exception of the Olympics!).

Just weeks before the upcoming presidential elections, people of faith need to stand up.

This beautiful video produced by CatholicVote.org is a prayer for America.

Amidst gorgeous imagery of fireworks, a flying eagle, the Statue of Liberty, the Golden Gate Bridge, people praying, getting married, having babies and families, and interviews with people from all walks of life from around the country, a prayer is read;

“Holy Spirit Come and be with us. Guide and enlighten us. Help us this night and everyday to do your will, to be open to your inspiration and to allow our lives to be simply a reflection of your creative power.  We ask only for your inspiration to guide us and lead us, that we may spend the brief days of our lives doing your will as best we can."...


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