Priests for Life Announces National Pro-Life Prayer Campaign for 2008 Elections
by Steven Ertelt
August 28, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Priests for Life has announced a national pro-life prayer campaign for the upcoming presidential elections. The Catholic organization devoted to ending abortion wants pro-life advocates to pray that Americans make wise voting choices and that they keep in mind the deaths of millions of unborn children.
The group announced a nine-week Novena of Prayer starting on Monday, September 1, to prepare for the elections.
The Novena concludes on Monday, November 3, the day before Election Day and the group has the prayer announcement in both English and Spanish on its web site.
The intentions of this prayer are that citizens participate in an active and informed way in the elections, and that their voting choices are wise, Fr. Frank Pavone told LifeNews.com Thursday.
"Wisdom means that we see things from Gods perspective, put first things first, and discern whats important and whats not," he explained. "One of the practical effects of such wisdom is that we realize that when the state fails to protect the right to life, it ceases to be a true democracy and instead becomes a tyrant state.
Fr. Pavone also pointed out that wisdom in the elections means not only registering and voting, but getting others to register and vote, and taking advantage of such provisions as early voting in states that allow it.
Priests for Life has established an election web site at www.PoliticalResponsibility.org where one can find the voter registration deadlines and the early voting policies for each of the 50 states. Many other election-related resources, including a non-partisan voters guide for the Presidential race, are on that site.
Priests for Life is asking pastors to promote it in their churches, and families to pray it together.
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