Ordinary Time Week 31: Tuesday

Election Day 2012 (USA)

As citizens in the United States of America vote today for our new President, may the Lord’s blessing be upon our land and indeed the entire world.

“His help is near for those who fear Him and His glory will dwell in our land. Psalm 85Click for full Psalm.

(This prayer is taken from The Roman Missal, “Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions, #21: For the Nation or State”)

O God,
Who arrange all things according
to a wonderful design,
graciously receive the prayers
we pour out to You for our country,
that, through the wisdom of its leaders and
the integrity of its citizens,
harmony and justice may be assured
and lasting prosperity come with peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever.