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Pray for peace on Election Day
November 2, 2020 7:49 AM

We will join with more than 175 congregations of women religious who will pray for peace for 24 hours on Election Day, November 3, 2020. The idea originated following a day of prayer for the provincial council of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province (SSNDCP). Sister Mary Kay Brooks, council member, said, “Toward the end of the day our facilitator asked, ‘Which needs are immediate and which ones are ongoing?’ I went back to our vision statement and read “responding to urgent needs and living the Gospel call to justice and peace. I was overwhelmed with the call for peace, especially as we inch our way toward election day on November 3.”

“I encourage our Sisters, associates, employees, colleagues, and friends to take a few moments throughout the day on November 3 for prayer," said Sister Maureen O'Connor, OSF, Provincial Superior.

God of all, in this year of election, in these days of discernment, IGNITE us with the fire of your love. ENFLAME our hearts with courage to embrace dialogue that transforms and truth that frees. KINDLE our love with kindness to heal divisions and reconcile relationships. LIGHT our imaginations with insight to envision and create a world where all are one. STIR our actions with justice and peace to engage critical concerns and cherish all of life. FIRE our lives with audacity and hope to risk all for God’s mission.

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