Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Incredible Humanity

I know that I am not the only person starting to feel the desperation of the last few weeks of this Presidential Campaign. Last night as I was making dinner, I was trying to remember the campaign between George Bush and John Kerry, and while I know that I felt it was important, especially for the future of the fight for Life, I don't remember it feeling so desperate. It seems like every day now I learn of someone who I thought I knew, who has decided they will vote for Senator Obama. Each time I hear a new story, or see a sign in neighbor's yard, I think "how could they?" Don't they know what he'll do? And, of course, I'm not talking about taxes or health care, although I am astounded about that, too.

After reading this story over at the Creative Minority Report, I decided that from this day until the election, I will pray the rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet every day for Senator McCain and Governor Palin. I know now why I am feeling so desperate about this election -- I believe that one team is incredibly humane, and I fear the other is not.



  1. Yes, I will join you on this one! Why, we must use the best weapons we have: the rosary! May Our Lady assist us in this time!

  2. I will be praying as well.
    Our Lady is the patroness of the Americas--it's only right that we call upon her for help and guidance.

  3. Prayer warriors UNITE! Dear Saint Padre Pio said it best, "Pray, hope and don't worry."

  4. I'm praying with the Centacles for Life and the 40 Days for Life groups. I will join in your cyber prayer group here. I, too, feel the desperation because I'm learning things of people I thought I knew too and the rhetoric I'm getting back from them boggles my mind. What I find that hurts my heart the most are my family members that I love dearly, that are Catholic, think Obama is great and will be casting their vote for him. I pray for them as well. Thanks for the link! I'm going to post it on my blog as well. Peace to you today Barbara! DDW

  5. Barbara,

    It is time for Catholics all over the U.S. to unite in prayer to stand up for LIFE OF THE UNBORN!

    Let us go to Our Lady and ask for her intercession for McCain-Palin as they too stand up for LIFE!

    May God have Mercy on all of us.

    St. Teresa of Avila pray for us!

  6. yes, i too fear the opposition. my sil asked me last night if i thought hillary or obama would have been better. i said 'with hillary you knew what you were getting. with obama i am really afraid of what he will do because he has tried to be so secretive about his past and socialism that you dont really know what you are going to get.' nerve racking times indeed. if he becomes prez i honestly hope i am proven wrong.

  7. I feel it too! As I'm reconnecting with long lost "good Christian" friends from high school, I'm surprised as how many are supporters of Mr. O. I'm broken hearted.


I appreciate your comments -- sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself!