As we enter the year of 2012, with the knowledge that the United States will be having a life changing election on Tuesday, November 6th; I have had one of those “God” nudge moments.
While preparing to blog about the Feast Day of St. John Neumann, I opened up my blue book of prayers, interesting articles, religious articles and information that I like to keep for future reference. Lo and behold, I find my “Election Novena”!
I didn’t need a board to hit me in the head, especially after Rick Santorum’s fantastic rise in the Iowa caucus, to tie with Mitt Romney in first place. Praise God! Yes, I am aware, it is by a mere eight points that Romney is ahead. I am also aware that one district thought they turned in their results, and did not. They also ”threw out their results”, so if the story that is being related on Fox correctly, ”the results” were given by memory and Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney had to agree to those results. Rick Santorum, the true gentleman he is, accepted the verbal “results”, and that is why there is an “eight point difference”. In my heart and mind, he is the winner, and I believe with the support of our prayers, and if it be God’s will, Rick Santorum will be The President of the United States starting January 2013!
I would like to focus on this beautiful “David and Goliath” story. Senator Santorum was not given an ounce of notice by the media, especially during the debates. Nonetheless, Senator Santorum held his own, and would insert himself into the debates. He did it with such class! Now, that he is tied with Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus, I will now be ending my subscriptions to certain pundits that I believed had knowledge regarding their job, and that most of all, in the end, it is God’s will that takes place, not the baloney excuses that they have been stating which are immensely insulting to Senator Santorum and his family, along with the public.
Of course, Rick Santorum knew where this first place tie came from, he received the grace from Our Heavenly Father, God, and with such humility, joy, faith, hope, modesty and true peace he expressed it all during his acceptance speech last night. He also acknowledged his beautiful wife, and the sanctity of their marriage by first, making sure his family was with him throughout these months in Iowa, then secondly, by publicly acknowledging his wife and family on stage. He stopped, he took his time, he did not rush through the “list of people” to thank. Instead, he took that time to acknowledge God’s greatest gift to him and his wife, the sanctity of marriage and then took his time publicly, without shame, acknowledging the graces that God poured down upon him last night.
It was awe-inspiring, touching and beautiful to watch, the joy I felt in my heart for him, and his family, and the magnificence of Our Lord, God, showing his presence so strongly, blew me away! I also believe it was not missed by the prayer warriors who are aware of God’s strength! Miracles are truly happening all around us!
At the end of this blog, you will see different websites to visit, and print off novena’s, prayers, and rosaries for the election. You will notice that some of the sites are from earlier years. Obviously, they are prayers that are very important to this years election. Our society is truly at stake with this November election. Let us not forget, asking for the intercession of Our Lady of Victory for God’s will in this election.
Let us pray if it is God’s will for this to be a “David and Goliath” period of time, then Rick Santorum and his family will need all the prayers that can be sent their way, for the grace of strength, perseverance, patience, humility, and to always be filled with the words by The Holy Spirit.
Please do not forget: Pray, Fast, Adoration, Love of the Holy Mass, Confession, Pray the Rosary, Ask for Mercy in the Divine Mercy Chaplet for God’s will to be done during this November election.
“Prayer given by Our Lord to Sister Marie de Sainte Pierre (1816-1848 – Apostle
of the Holy Face of Jesus), to divide and conquer revolutionary men.
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and all the instruments of His Holy Passion that Thou mayest put division in the camp of Thine enemies, for as Thy beloved Son hath said, “a kingdom divided against itself shall fail”.” http://www.cfnews.org/RosaryNovena.htm
http://www.faithfulcitizenship.org/docs/FC_Novena.pdf - this is a Faithful Citizenship Novena regarding elections
http://abortion-greatest-sin.excerptsofinri.com/America-Election-MESSAGE-Rosary.html - this is in PDF form and can be printed off. It is a Rosary with meditations for Conversion of Our Country, The United States of America
http://www.usccbpublishing.org/client/client_pdfs/prayerbefore.pdf - this is a prayer to be said before the election
http://www.usccbpublishing.org/client/client_pdfs/prayerafter.pdf - this a prayer to be said in thanksgiving after the election
http://www.episcopalnet.org/TRACTS/NovenaForUnitedStates.html - novena for The United States of America
http://www.fjp2.com/en/john-paul-ii/prayers/novena - JPII novena, after each prayer, there is a Litany to be prayed……….it is the Litany of JPII. You will be able to find this Litany under the “link” that states John Paul II. John Paul II lived through the horrors of WWII, Hitler, the nazi’s, the communism in Poland and throughout Europe. Through all of that oppression he lived and breathed ”peace”. He knew that only through “peace” will love of one another prevail. Let us not forget to ask Bl. JPII for his intercessory prayers during this very important election and God’s will for the United States.
http://www.goperri.com/padrepio.html - this is the Efficacious Novena that Padre Pio said daily for all the people that asked him to pray for them. Please let us ask Padre Pio for his intercessory prayers during this very important election and God’s will for the United States
http://www.omm.org/documents/prayers/novena-mediatrix.html - Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace and St. Louis DeMontfort
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2614366/posts - Novena to Christ the King for the election.
I pray these sites will be helpful to all who are interested in praying for God’s will in November and for our beautiful country, The United States of America!
My past, Oh Lord, to Your Mercy; My present, to Your Love; My future to Your providence. —– Padre Pio
Praise be Jesus and Mary!