Today we make our final preparations to vote, or to give rides to those who need to vote. Perhaps we can win over a few more people with good information and background issues, educate and convince a few more voters. Encourage those who are on the fence, or not inclined to vote. This may be the most important election of our lives, and perhaps it may be the one election that turns our country back to the right path, away from the brink it teeters on.
Remember there are many fields of battle, and many weapons with which to fight.
Prayer is as important as your vote. Pray for President Trump, for all our elected officials and candidates. Pray for our citizens. Pray for our country. Pray for the policemen and women, fire departments, and first responders who may face violence in the aftermath. Pray for all of us to prepare ourselves to contribute our best and remember daily the duties of citizenship, that we may zealously and courageously guard against such excesses and evils as we face now, not only during a great election.
Pray for us once again to be One Nation Under God. Pray for our great American people to find what Bishop Robert Barron calls the right ordering of ourselves, that in giving our selves in just service to God we may again find ourselves right in the world, aligning ourselves in just order with our Creator and our existence in his creation.
If you are able, consider fasting tomorrow. Perhaps a sacrifice such as giving up dessert, rising a few minutes for extra prayer. Exhort family and friends to pray as well.
Let us all help as much as we can, with firm trust and faith, crying out to God for his mercy and generosity.
From St. Paul, Romans Chapter 12
Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.