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