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At a Historic Crossroads, What Should Americans Pray For?

Last night, I posted this message on my various social media accounts. I wanted to share it with you, too:

Tonight as I sat to pray the rosary with my boys, I prayed for our country and for this election. But I became suddenly aware that I couldn’t pray for justice or prosperity without caveat; for if we receive justice, we will be chastised. If we receive prosperity, there will be no catalyst to return us to virtue.

Nothing but hardship, loss, and desperation, I found myself realizing with alarm, is likely to turn us back to God.

But I do not wish to endure such times, and I do not wish my children to see them, so I prayed instead that we will be given a victory we do not deserve. I prayed for the conversion of civil leaders who are hard of heart. I prayed that somehow the blessing of abundance that we seek would not also keep us on a path away from our eternal home.

We do not deserve a better, greater America, but I prayed for one anyway. If God grants us this unmerited gift, may He also give us hearts that will strive to earn it.

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the United States of America, ora pro nobis!

48 thoughts on “At a Historic Crossroads, What Should Americans Pray For?”

  1. We should pray for a return to the belief of the Social Kingship of Christ. All of man’s efforts are to be directed toward Christ, that goes for governments too. Vatican 2 confused and/or contradicted this traditional Catholic teaching with its notions of religious liberty and its teaching that all things are to be directed toward man.

  2. The main thing we can do is to pray for the reform of the Catholic Church that once again it would become a moral leader in our country rather a feckless provider of homogenized Christianity and an errand boy for the Democrat party. Vatican II was a more catastrophic event than the Protestant reformation as the bad guys stayed on to corrupt the Church from within.

    Let us pray for a truly holy and outspoken Pope who would have a purifying impact on America and the entire world and who would be someone we could all imitate. It is high time we recognized the enemy within and pray that it be cast out into the darkness from when it came.

    • If I may, I’d like to add that we should pray for:

      1) the revelation of the Third Secret of Fatima (I.e. the exact words of Our Lady which follow: “In Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved…”)


      2) that the Holy Father will order and make in union with all the bishops of the world the Collegial Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

      On June 13, 1929, in the Presence of the Most Holy Trinity, Our Lady said to Sister Lucia:

      “The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father to order and make in union with all the bishops of the world the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means.”

      That’s the only way the crisis in the Church will end. As I’ve posted before, God will give us peace on His terms, not ours.

      • I agree Margaret. And I am interpreting the Trump victory as a sign there is hope for us yet and that God is giving us a little more time to get our act together. Now, we need the same kind of thing to happen in the Vatican. If I could vote it would be for Cardinal Sarah.,

  3. Whatever the outcome, though it may sting for quite a while or we may be jubilant, we can all find comfort in knowing that God is in control and He loves us all. Sometimes we are to walk in darkness and in light, but He is always by our side. Nothing will change for the immediate future regardless of who wins. My prayer to God is to heal our country, provide us with as righteous leadership as is possible, to protect us all from harm, abuse, neglect, as well as for the soon return of our Savior, Jesus Christ, so all can rejoice in the new Heaven and new Earth and all that is and of God.

  4. I offered Mass yesterday and today that God would deliver this Nation and especially His Church from the evil people who are oppressing the Good in both, including those in positions of authority.

  5. Yes, definitely pray for the leaders. There is the Easter Vigil prayer for that very purpose in the TLM. The chastisement is inevitable, it’s only a question of degree unless abortion and sodomite unions are overturned immediately. WW3 in the Middle East won’t wait long, nor will Islamic terrorism.

  6. Beautiful!

    God never sleeps. Man can do all the evil he wills but God will triumph and in fact has already triumped. In two weeks time we celebrate Christ the King. This may not seem so obvious to us as we see the evil but His Kingship is real and His triumph certain.

  7. After Barack Obama and George Soros tried to bully the British people into staying in the EU with threats of economic ruin, this feels like some sort of perverse revenge and vindication. Welcome to Brexit x10, U.S.ofA.!!!!

    May God bless America and guide Donald Trump with wisdom.

  8. Even though I’m Canadian, I’ve always had a special love for the United States. There is something unique about your country that has a deep appeal for me.

    I rejoice that Donald Trump has been elected to your highest political office. There are many reasons for this. To get rid of the Obama’s and Clintons is no small thing, and like all the trad blogs I follow, I’m not blind to Trump’s weaknesses as well as his sins.

    Personally, I really like the man, and unlike Ann Barnhardt, I’m more and more convinced that he has a deep love for America, and is not just capitalizing on this opportunity to make more billions.

    As I sit here in my favourite shopping mall in downtown Toronto, having my breakfast, I’m thinking about “the Donalds” many gifts and what to mention. He is such a breath of fresh air. He speaks his mind, without regard for the consequences, which establishment politicians avoid like the plague. And Thank God, you the American voters, responded to this. Since you are so fed up with the phonies. It’s probably true that Washington will never be the same. Let’s hope so. He is going to need much much fervent prayers to do his duty and work to keep his promises if America is to be “great again”.

    With regard to your ambivalence Steve, about a divine chastisement and the future of the West and perhaps the world itself, my own perspective is that we have passed the point of no return, and that only God’s direct intervention will save us from ultimate disaster. Fatima should certainly be factored into this outlook. And ironically, the “pontificate” of Bergoglio more or less reinforces this grim outlook of mine.

  9. Now we need to knuckle down and be vigilant, we need to pray everyday for the protection of our Nation and the Deliverance of our Church from evil shepherds. The globalists are not weak…and they don’t give up. Pray for Trump everyday that he is protected from harm grows in wisdom and he does the things he was elected to do. Pray against terrorist attacks on our country, as that is now more in play than before: ISIS et al. supported Hillary.

    And don’t forget to thank God for delivering us from Hillary & Kaine.

  10. The Elites, such as Obama, will not take this laying down. Don’t be surprized if WW3 starts in the Middle East, a racial civil war starts, and martial law is declared so that Obama never leaves office.

  11. I fear there is a price to be paid and we are beyond the point of no return for not paying it. The Lord delivered us from HRC but she is a bit-player in a very large, evil production.

    • I still believe it gets worse before it gets better but I now can see how the beast in Europe can be defeated [it will be] especially if US/Europe and US/NATO relationships change under Trump’s presidency should he carry through into policy his “America First” slogan [also in his victory speech]. For sure the “global power structure” which the now President-elect Trump attacked in his campaign’s last advertisement [that took cojones], is nervous and shaken.
      EU has seen the writing on the wall. Cf. EU going to create its own army

  12. I, in my ever-so-mature relationship with God (eyeroll), yelled at Him quite a bit after seeing the SpiritCooking stuff, and then following the rabbit hole of extremely compelling evidence of Podesta and company also running a pedofilia ring. I mentioned how we’ve been praying “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” in large groups, for nearly 2k years now, as He taught us, and that if He didn’t want to be tarred and feathered with His “will” being evil incarnate ruling the country, it was time for a little more direct Divine intervention.

    I also told Him, along the same lines, that if those evil folk did take charge, that He shouldn’t hold back, and should burn it all down and salt the ashes, tomorrow. Let’s not have any more screwing around. We’ve made our choices, let’s receive our comeuppance good and hard, and be done. This luke-warm stuff gets spat out of mouths. It’s time to go big or go home, and stop pretending.

    Trump got elected. Not sure if that was an answer or not. I said a rosary of thanksgiving anyway, and am continuing to pray.

    Would it be too much to ask if Trump was the Holy Monarch, and could be elected Pope too?

  13. This prayer might just fit our situation:

    Queen of Angels,Queen of Saints,
    we beg You for assistance.
    To rescue our country and its people
    from the never ending snares of Satan.
    Please ask Your Son for the help we need,
    to obey the Laws of Almighty God.
    Most in need of Your Motherly aid,
    are the young who have been mislead.
    Millions have been deceived by the moral depravity
    of our times and culture.
    We fear for their souls and ask for Your help,
    through Christ Our Lord. Amen.


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