Catholic.net Launches Prayer Chain for Politicians

Catholic.net Community asks the faithful to join in.
by Catholic.net Staff Writer | Source: Catholic.net

New Haven, CT -- (Catholic.net) --  “Elect a Politician to Heaven” with this appeal the Catholic.net Community  hopes to convince the faithful worldwide to dedicate more of their time in prayer for political leaders.

Concerned with the political persecution faithful politicians face internationally as well as the widespread practice among secular politicians of neglecting the defense of the dignity of human life and common good values, Catholic.net turns to the power of prayer and launches an intercession service to help politicians.

The service is personalized and allows users to take upon themselves the responsibility of praying daily for a specific political leader assigned to each one of them. Users are encouraged to take the time to get to know their respective political leader, familiarizing themselves with the politician’s life, family, community, struggles, and aspirations. Users are also able to subscribe politicians so that others can pray for them, from community leaders to national legislators, from judges to presidents. To join the crusade taking on the responsibility of praying for a specific political leader users must visit: http://www.catholic.net/prayerspoliticaleaders. The service is entirely free of charge.

In this international  initiative, the faithful serve as committed intercessors lifting politicians up in daily prayer and offering sacrifices for them. The goal of the Catholic.net Community is to help politicians to receive the graces of wisdom, discernment, fortitude, good will, integrity, honesty, and a heart that seeks justice and truth – so that they will be able to advance the Kingdom of Christ through their political leadership.

Rosalia Tenorio, Director of Catholic.net English, explains that the service emerges from a Biblical urge for the believer to keep leaders in their prayers (Wisdom 6: 1-3; Romans 13: 15; 1 Timothy 2: 2-3), of course, its launching is specially fitting with the proximity of the US 2008 Presidential Election. “The Bible is filled with messages that invite us to pray for those who hold a position of political leadership. Unfortunately, only a few of us do indeed pray for our political leaders. On the other hand, none seems to lack criticism against our politicians. But taking such stand is not the Christian thing to do.” Tenorio further explains that even when elected officials do not represent our values as Christians we ought to pray for them. “In such situations, we ought to pray even more so, because this is the loving Christian attitude that we are called to have.” She completes.

Sample Prayer for Political Leaders
Lord, Father of the universe, you have created humans to work with you. Enlighten those who lead and govern us. You know how hard it is to be always fair, considerate and compassionate. Our politicians and leaders need your help and guidance, Lord. Grant them your love and benevolence and make them attentive to your perfect will. Heavenly Father, make them instruments of justice and freedom, genuine defenders of good. In your infinite mercy, Father, give them the desire to serve, and teach them to stand for the right causes through a conduct always faithful to you. Bless our political leaders and protect them, defend them against the evil one, now and forever. Amen.

About Catholic.net
Catholic.net is a web based apostolate, directed by the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi Movement, intended  to form an online Catholic community committed to evangelize the social world by building up the Kingdom of Christ through their Families, Parishes, Dioceses, and general communities. To foster this commitment Catholic.net promotes interaction among Catholics worldwide through information sharing and online interactive tools. Fundamentally Catholic.net serves as an online platform to build synergies among the various apostolic initiatives.



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