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Final Presidential Election Comment

Email from a Priest:

Peace of Christ to you, Brothers and Sisters in Christ.

In the aftermath of the elections, one can be sad. Afterall, it is a sad outcome to see that, reportedly, the Catholic vote secured Obama’s second term as president. It is almost incomprehensible. Yet, do not think that all your prayers and sacrifices were ineffective. Impossible. They bear fruit we cannot yet see, or at least recognize as such. And they will continue to bear fruit. That’s just how good God is.

Yes, we can be saddened, but not discouraged. We must move on. We have work to do! As our Holy Father, Pope Benedict reminded us last year in Madrid (August 20, 2011):
“Dear friends, may no adversity paralyze you. Be afraid neither of the world, nor of the future, nor of your weakness.
The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history so that, by your faith,
his name will continue to resound throughout the world.”
So, now let us be happy. Our Father is God. The readings of yesterday’s Mass were most opportune: St. Paul reminded us to “be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like lights in the world, as you hold on to the word of life, so that my boast for the day of Christ may be that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. But, even if I am poured out as a libation upon the sacrificial service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with all of you.
In the same way you also should rejoice and share your joy with me.”

Someone is quoted as saying that with this election “God has lifted His blessing” from our land. That may be true in a sense, but it is also true, very true, that He has offered us another blessing: the blessing of suffering and sacrifice. And with this we can cooperate in the very work of Christ through redemptive love. He Himself lamented that a time would come when “because wickedness is multiplied, most men’s love will grow cold.” (Mt.24,14) And He also asked if “When the Son of Man comes again, will there be faith on the earth?” Let us assure Him, “Yes, Lord Jesus, there will be faith! We will be faithful! We want Your love! And we will spend ourselves in the New Evangelization! ”

Let us be grateful that we have been given popes in our time who are equal to the challenges set before us. These popes are veritable gifts of God’s unfathomable Mercy. John Paul II began his pontificate reminding us to “Be not afraid!” And he told us the secret: “Open your hearts to Christ.” And Pope Benedict has most recently given us this Year of Faith, obviously knowing that we would need it. Wise and noble patriarch that he is, he reminded us that:
“What the world is in particular need of today is the credible witness of people enlightened in mind and heart by the word of the Lord, and capable of opening the hearts and minds of many to the desire for God and for true life, life without end…” (Porta Fidei)

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

http://www.adorationservants.org/

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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.

Occupy Human Diginity

A nice article by the President of Catholics United for the Faith written back in 2011 commenting on the Occupy Movement.

http://www.cuf.org/laywitness/Online_view.asp?lwID=2172

Occupy Adoration Election Day

On November 6th let’s take our occupation to the Lord Himself.  Do only three things on Nov 6th, 2012:
1. Eat (or fast)
2. Vote
3. Pray before the Blessed Sacrament all day.
www.occupyadoration.org