A Prayer for Victory in the Upcoming Election

A Prayer for Victory in the Upcoming Election

“Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain the confusion and lies with which we have had to contend. Grant us clarity of thought and courage of conviction. Graciously hearken to us as citizens who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from electoral victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our anti-religion, anti-family, pro-abortion, and lawless enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

[This prayer is based on the one composed by Father James Hugh O’Neill of Chicago during the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944. The armies faced heavy snowstorms and General Patton asked the Catholic chaplain to compose a prayer for victory: “Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations.”]