Many faithful people look at politics and the election process and they think to themselves, “What’s the point?! It’s a lost cause.”
I know I’ve felt this way before! But, at the same time, our faith calls us to prayer and action in the public square. So, who better to intercede on behalf of the election than St. Jude: Patron of Lost Causes!
Please join me in praying this special Election Novena to St. Jude. Sign up here to get the prayers delivered to your email inbox.
You can certainly pray for your personal intentions as well during this powerful novena.
We will be praying our regular St. Jude Novena with some small changes and with the addition of the following election prayer:
O St. Jude, please bring these election prayers to the throne of God:
I ask for the eyes to see others as sons and daughters of God. I ask for help in forming my conscience according to the Gospel so that I may both vote and act for the common good.
Give me the courage to stand up for the weakest members of society. The poor, the weak, the unborn. Give me the courage to re-examine my political loyalties and to be first a faithful follower of Jesus before I follow.
Remind me that my only true hope is in Jesus and that political power can never replace the the will of God and the mission of the Church.
For my own vote, help me to cast it in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. Help me to do it reverently and with a well formed conscience.
For these elections, Oh God, please bless us with the best leaders possible at all levels of government.
My vote is a small but important part of my Christian life. Help me to both vote and live by the Gospel putting my trust in Jesus alone.
St. Jude, Pray for us!
Catholic Election Resources
I put together some election resources for Faithful people looking to educate themselves.
The US Catholic Bishops put out this guide to Faithful Citizenship. Click here.
The US Bishops’ Bulletin insert for Faithful Citizenship. Click here.
CatholicVote.org Prayer Video
CatholicVote.org issues link. Here.