Monthly Archives: October 2012

Email Call to Occupy Adoration Election Day

The following was emailed to the Adoration Servants mailing list over the weekend of Oct 28th.

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“In the first place prayer; then expiation; in the third place, but very much in the third place, action.” St Josemaria Escriva

Even if you don’t agree with St Josemaria Escriva, on November 6th the time for political action, insofar as the election is concerned, will be over.

On that day we propose all Catholics do only 3 things:

We eat (or fast).

We vote.

We adore.

Voting is a must.  Fasting should be easy that day.  Just think what direction our country can go and you won’t be hungry.  As much as possible, take off work and SPEND ALL DAY IN ADORATION. It is election day. The time for political action is over. Now we pray before the Blessed Sacrament around the country. Let’s show God we are serious enough to spend an entire day in adoration & petition for our country.

You need not register to participate in this event but if you want to you can by going to   http://www.occupyadoration.org/ and clicking on the participation link. Your registration will inspire others in united prayer.

Our country has been at war for over a decade now.  Our Lady of Fatima said war is the punishment for sin.  Referring to the moral decline of our country Billy Graham’s wife once told him “If God does not punish America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”But our prayers can change God’s mind, so to speak.    In Exodus God had it with the Isrealites and told Moses he was going to destroy them all. But Moses prayed that God not do this “and the Lord was appeased from doing the evil which he had spoken against his people.” Ex 32:14

St Max Kolbe prayed for the survival of his beloved Poland after the Blitzkrieg. Are his words applicable to our beloved United States?

“Since the 18th century our countrymen have been losing the deep religious faith which motivated our ancestors. The lack of piety and unity makes us a vulnerable nation. Now we confront ourselves with the question, Are we a great nation? If we are, we console ourselves with the proverb: Great nations may fall; but only an unworthy nation can perish.

Later he said:  “In the midst of current trials, let’s submit ourselves to God’s will” and “keep vigil in Perptetual Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament” . . . “remain calm and and tranquil.”
While imprisoned in Auschwitz, St Max prayed: “Lord Jesus, daily and thus today also permit us to gaze upon Thee, the crucified, and to learn from Thee Who had to bear the bitterest suffering, great pain and degradation. We wish to learn obedience from Thee, and we desire wholeheartedly and immediately to follow Thee.”
Most all agree this election is going to be a most critical point in world history.  So much is at stake.  Let’s unite in adoration and petition God to have mercy on our beloved United States and bless it with the best elected leaders we can have “that we may be delivered from importunate and evil men: for all men have not faith.” 2 Th 3:2

Let us listen to Paul who wrote: “I desire therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all men: For kings and for all that are in high station: that we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life in all piety and chastity. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God: and one mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus”  1 Tim 2:1-5

That God-Man is waiting for us in the Blessed Sacrament. Let’s go together.

Steve Lovison
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Email Call to Adore During Final Presidential Debate

This email was sent out to the Adoration Servants email list on Saturday 10/20, two days before the Final Presidential Debate.
“If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” -2 Chronicles 7:14
I have been told by a number of good Catholics that I promote prayer too much and too specifically. That I should be more action oriented. I have been told that people will pray when they feel like it. I myself do this all the time. Many of my prayers are “over-the-shoulder.”

Monday is the final debate. The polls show the election is very close. Prayer is important. United prayer is important. Sacrifice is important. Seek the face of God. Go to the Blessed Sacrament and pray for your candidate and your country at the realtime moment of need instead of watching the debate realtime. Please encourage others to do so as well.

You need not register to participate in this event but if you want to you can by going to   http://www.occupyadoration.org/ and clicking on the participation link. Your registration will inspire others in united prayer.

Vince Lombardi went to Mass every day. In fact, he admitted, “I derive my strength from daily Mass and Communion.” Your occupation of adoration realtime during the debate can be what Coach Lombardi described as “that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle — victorious.”  Pray yourself to exhaustion during the debate then go home and watch the rerun.

Fr Richard Heilman’s knightsofdivinemercy.com has, among other noble efforts, been promoting Occupy Adoraton Debate events. I am currently reading his new book, The Church Militant Field Manual which includes the Vince Lombardi quotes above.

The following quotes are also from Fr Heilman’s book:

“The unfortunate reality is that the modern campaign of militant secular indoctrination has been so severe that far fewer remain who believe or trust in God’s supernatural power.”

“St. Basil writes, ‘The reason why sometimes you have asked and not received is because you have asked amiss, either inconsistently, or lightly, or because you have asked for what was not good for you, or because you have ceased asking.’ It is time to set aside the undisciplined, ‘free-styling’ way in which most of us have practiced our daily prayer life throughout our lives. The cult of the casual has become so pervasive in the world that it has seeped into our faith lives.”

“’Shock troops’ (or assault troops) is actually a military term that refers to infantry formations, along with supporting units, created to lead an attack. Consider the Allied Forces of World War II moving toward the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. That first wave of men knew full well that their chances were extremely poor of ever leaving that beach alive, but they knew somebody needed to go first. It is no less than profound that the holy Pope St. Pius X would use a military term, shock troops, to describe the most necessary need of our times. The pope is resolute in acknowledging we are in spiritual warfare as he calls for an uncommon valor willing to be the tip of the spear, the vanguard, warrior saints unafraid ‘to lead.’”

On Monday night, during the exact time of the debate, let’s be a united Shock Troop and storm heaven in prayer while in the presence of God!

Steve Lovison
Adoration Servants Founder

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Scriptures to Pray For Our National Election

It is critical that Christians pray for the coming presidential election. There is amazing power in united prayer. Pray with others whenever possible. The power of prayer can overcome any obstacle or ungodly influence and, indeed, do great things!

II Chronicles 7:14 ” If my people, which a
re called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, will heal their land.”

Acts 17:30 – Pray for repentance for yourself and for our nation.

Psalm 32:6-7 – Pray that Christians will be motivated to pray faithfully for this election and that the Lord would deliver us from the wrong leaders.

Proverbs 16:13 – Pray that our nation will listen to the truth and not be led astray.

Psalm 125 – Pray that those who trust in the Lord will not be shaken.

Psalm 86:14-17 – Pray that the Lord would defeat those who have no regard for Him in this election.

II Kings 13:16 – Pray that the Lord would put His hands on the man of His choice for president (and his team) and guide them in this election.

Luke 12:54-57 – Pray that God’s man and our nation will be discerning and do what is right.

Psalm 16:7-8 – Pray that the Lord would give wise counsel and guidance to His choice for president in this campaign.

Proverbs 1:5-6 – Pray that God’s man will listen with discernment, add to his knowledge, and receive wise counsel in this campaign.

John 16:33 – Pray that the man of God’s choice would be given wisdom and ability from the Lord to overcome any obstacle or difficulty during this campaign.

Philippians 4:13 – Pray that the Lord’s choice for President will have special strength and unusual ability from God.

Psalm 18:32-36 – Pray that the Lord would arm the man of His choice with strength; would guide him in battle (this election); and would sustain him and give him victory.

Hebrews 11:32-34 – Pray that God’s man could, through faith, persevere and maintain his courage throughout this election.

2 Corinthians 12:9 – Pray that the Lord would empower and enable his man in any area of weakness.

Habakkuk 1:5 and 3:2 – Pray that the Lord would do something that would utterly amaze us and give His servant victory.

Please print out this prayer guide and pray daily until the election; and forward this to every Christian you know so God will hear our united prayers.

Occupy Adoration Email for Last Two Presidential Debates

This email was sent out to the Adoration Servants email list on Monday 10/16, the day before the 2nd Presidential Debate.
When the Lord said to Joshua “You shall march around the city, all the men of war . . . then all the people shall shout” would it be OK if just a few of the men of war marched, or if instead of all the men of war marching, two or three took shifts? Instead of all the people shouting, maybe just those who felt like it?

We are still pleading with all Catholics not to watch the final two Presidential debates live. Instead, pray in the presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for the candidate of your choice and for the United States while the debates are taking place.  You can easily watch the debates afterwards.


Please encourage others to do so as well.
Thank you to all who participated and to the those who promoted this important united prayer event to others. Keep in mind that the prayers of the just have great weight in heaven (James 5:16).
You need not register to participate in this event but if you want to you can by going to  http://www.occupyadoration.org/ and clicking on the participation link. Your registration will inspire others in united prayer.
There is no doubt that this presidential election is critical to the United States and the world.  Jesus said without him you can do nothing (Jn 15:5).
Make the sacrifice!  Pray with all of us at the same critical moment in history.
Steve Lovison
Adoration Servants Founder

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Email Call to Adore for Vice Presidential Debate

This email was sent to the Adoration Servants database of adorers and interested souls on Monday Oct 8th
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As we did with the first presidential debate, once again we are calling upon, no, pleading with all Catholics not watch the Vice Presidential debate this week and instead to pray in the presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for the candidate of your choice and for the United States.  You can easily watch the debate in its entirety afterwards.

I personally had not been so desparate to pray in a long time as I was to get to the chapel last Oct 3rd and pray for my chosen candidate while he was actually debating.  Our little adoration chapel was full and I expect at least a few others were as well.  The map below shows the national coverage range of those who elected to register their participation.  When I watched a rerun of the debate shortly after returning home I did not miss a thing so my time was surely better spent in realtime prayer.
range of United States Covered by debate Adorers Oct 3rd
Thank you to all who participated and to the those who promoted this important united prayer event to others. Keep in mind that the prayers of the just have great weight in heaven (James 5:16).

You need not register to participate in this event but if you want to you can by going to  http://www.occupyadoration.org/ and clicking on the participation link. Your registration will inspire others in united prayer.

There is no doubt that this presidential election is critical to the United States and the world.  Jesus said without him you can do nothing (Jn 15:5).
Some have told me they really wanted to watch the debate and they prayed, or would pray, when it was convenient for them to do so.  I submit that is where the value of sacrifice comes in as well as the power of united prayer in the exact time of need.  Make the sacrifice!  Pray with all of us at the same critical moment in history.  This is a proven Catholic method of successful petition.

Pope Benedict recently said: “When a community is faced with crisis, persecution and trouble, it should come together in prayer for strength from God, not formulate strategic plans to defend itself from difficulties”

Pope St. Pius V prescribed public, united prayer during the very moments the battle of Lepanto was raging and it is generally credited with causing the victory.

In Scripture the Lord commanded the Israelites to march united around the city walls of Jericho. He did not tell them that that each could march individually when personally convenient.

As Tertullian said in the days of persecution: “We assemble in great numbers, in order that, like a powerful army, with united strength and one voice, our prayers may be answered. In this manner we force the Almighty, as it were, and do violence to Him. And with such violence He is even pleased.”

The Occupy Adoration movement is trying to get Catholics to unite in prayer for certain key events in history.  Our united prayers to God can make a difference! 

Steve Lovison
Adoration Servants Founder

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Prayer in Thanksgiving & Petition After Occupy Adoration 1st Presidential Debate

Lord Jesus, On this the 4th day of October during my 1AM-3AM holy hours I wish to thank you for the participation in the Occupy Adoration Presidential Debate first event.
Saint Augustine tells us that you, Oh Lord “have ordained that we fight more with prayer than with our own efforts” and that we “strive in prayer to be victorious in overcoming this world.” And yet Oh Lord while the prayers of those who are righteous carry great weight with you as St James tells us (5:16) you have taught us in history and through your church and through your saints that we must unite in prayer to overcome our individual shortcomings.
Your Angelic Doctor St. Thomas tells us that “it is impossible that the prayer of many will not obtain whatever can possibly be obtained.” But what is “many” in this information age Oh Lord? Long ago Pope St. Pius V prescribed public, united prayer during the very moments the battle of Lepanto was raging. And in Scripture Lord you commanded the Israelites to march united around the city walls of Jericho. You did not tell them that that each could march individually when personally convenient.

You want unity Lord, and the sacrifice that goes with it.

As Tertullian said in the days of persecution: “We assemble in great numbers, in order that, like a powerful army, with united strength and one voice, our prayers may be answered. In this manner we force the Almighty, as it were, and do violence to Him. And with such violence He is even pleased.” Help us my God, to organize this army and storm your Eucharistic Presence in united occupation of adoration, for the causes we plead. Help us to see the benefit of these unified occupations, and help us get the word out.

It was the first ever mass email to the adorers of chapels using the Adoration Servants system, as well as others in the mailing list, that made known this event for souls to pray united during the actual time of the debates for the presidential candidate of their choice and the United States of America.
We have more debates to go and we are hoping to enlist others to Occupy Adoration during the actual time when the debates are taking place. Many forwarded the email to others and only you Lord know how many participated.

Help our efforts going forward. Help our paid Facebook ad gain more Adoration Occupiers. Help the United States. Help us elect a president who will have knowledge, wisdom, council, fortitude, piety, understanding, and a holy fear of you Oh Lord.