Prayer for Peace on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020

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Prayer for Peace on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020

Compassionate God, in Jesus peace was bestowed for he said: “Peace I give you, peace I leave you.”

Shalom in Hebrew means not only peace, but health, wholeness, true prosperity, right social relationships, love of neighbor, and justice. May this shalom peace become a way of life; not a passive life but one of assertive, imaginative, systemic action that roots out injustices and brings reconciliation and the awareness that we are all brothers and sisters in the heart of God.

Give us patience, for our country will never be fully whole, totally united, but this must not deter us from embracing the vision of a ‘Jesus peace’ on which each new generation can build. Give us the grace to build upon Pope Paul VI’s phrase, “If you want peace, work for justice.” Show us how to start in our own communities, for peace begins with each one of us.

Teach us to delight in the diversity of cultures as you delight in the exuberant variations in your Creation.

Raise up leaders from among us with skills to bring about the Prophet Isaiah’s ‘peaceable kingdom’: communication skills, diplomatic skills, arbitration skills, understanding, and respect for differences.

In the name of Jesus, with the intercession of Mary, we pray that peace and civility, not hate nor any type of violence, will permeate our land today and in the days and months ahead. We pray through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.

May the peace of Christ reign in our hearts, city, country and world this day and always. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Human diversity comes from God
Human diversity comes from God

We join the following communities across the United States in praying for a peaceful and God-guided Election Day:

Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Hamden, CT

Benedictine Sisters of Mother of God Monastery, Watertown, SD

Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore

Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, Texas

Benedictine Sisters of Cullman Alabama

Benedictine Sisters of Elizabeth, NJ

Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA

Benedictine Sisters of Newark, DE

Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Clyde, MO

Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh

Benedictine Sisters of St Paul’s Monastery, St Paul, MN

Benedictine Sisters of Virginia

Benedictines at Benet Hill Monastery

Bernadine Franciscan Sisters

Brigidine Sisters, San Antonio, TX

Carmelite Sisters of Charity, Vedruna

Carmelite Sisters of Reno, Nevada

Claretian Missionary Sisters, Miami, FL

Comboni Missionary Sisters

Congregation de Notre Dame in US

Congregation of Divine Providence

Congregation of Notre Dame

Blessed Sacrament Province

Congregation of Sisters of St Agnes

Congregation of St Joseph, Cleveland, OH

Congregation of the Holy Cross

Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

Congregation of the Humility of Mary, Davenport, Iowa

Consolata Missionary Sisters of Belmont, MI

Daughters of Charity USA

Daughters of Mary and Joseph, California

Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, USA delegation

Daughters of the Heart of Mary, US Province

Daughters of Wisdom

Dominican Sisters of Adrian, MI

Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, NJ

Dominican Sisters of Mission, San Jose, CA

Dominican Sisters of Racine, WI

Dominican Sisters of San Rafael

Dominicans of Hope

Felician Sisters of North America

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Kirkwood, MO

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

Franciscan Sisters of St Joseph, Hamburg, NY

Franciscan Sisters of the Poor

Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY

Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Philadelphia, PA

Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Wyncote, PA

Holy Union Sisters, US province

Hospital Sisters of St Francis, Springfield, IL

Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters, Monroe, MI

Little Company of Mary Sisters USA

Little Sisters of the Assumption Family in Mission

Long Island, New York Congregations of LCWR

Marianites of Holy Cross

Marist Sisters

Maryknoll Sisters

Medical Missionaries of Mary

Members of the Society of Helpers, Homer Glen, IL

Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart

Missionary Carmelites of St Teres, Houston, TX

Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence

Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity

Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary

Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate

Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in USA, Brazil, Guatemala, Dominica, St Croix and Haiti

Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Guadalupe Province

Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, USA

Notre Dame Sisters, Omaha, NE

Oblate Sisters of Providence, Baltimore, MD

Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters

Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ

Religious of the Assumption

Religious of Jesus and Mary, US/Haiti Province

Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Western American Area

Religious of the Sacred Heart, US-Canadian Province

Religious Sisters of Charity, California

School Sisters of Notre Dame, Atlantic-Midwest Province

School Sisters of Notre Dame, Central Pacific Province

School Sisters of St Francis, US Province

Servants of Mary, Ladysmith, WI

Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, Kankakee, IL

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata, PA

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA

Sisters of Bon Secours

Sister of St Francis, Sylvania, OH

Sister of the Order of Saint Basil the Great

Sisters of Charity

Sisters of Charity, California

Sisters of Charity, Halifax

Sisters of Charity, Leavenworth, KS

Sisters of Charity of Montreal, the “Grey Nuns”

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Western Province

Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, Charleston, SC

Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine, Cleveland, OH

Sisters of Charity of Seaton Hill, Generalate

Sisters of Charity of Seaton Hill, Korean Province

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, US Province

Sisters of Charity of St Elizabeth

Sisters of Charity of St Joan Antida

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, TX

Sisters of Divine Providence, Marie de la Roche Province

Sisters of Joseph, Watertown, SD

Sisters of Mercy, South Central

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, US East-West Province

Sisters of Notre Dame of the US

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Central South Province

Sisters of Providence, Holyoke, MA

Sisters of St Anne, St Marie Province

Sisters of St Basil, Uniontown Province

Sisters of St Benedict, St Mary Monastery, Rock Island, IL

Sisters of St Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, IN

Sisters of St Casimir, Chicago, IL

Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius

Sisters of Divine Compassion, White Plains, NY

Sisters of St Dominic, Amityville, NY

Sisters of St Dominic of Blauvelt

Sisters of St Francis of Mary Immaculate, Joliet, IL

St Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, St Francis Province

Sisters of St Francis of the Holy Cross

Sisters of St Francis of the Immaculate Conception, West Peoria, IL

Sisters of St Francis of the Providence of God, Pittsburgh, PA

Sisters of St Francis, Dubuque, IA

Sisters of St Francis, Clinton, IA

Sisters of St Francis, Oldenburg, IN

Sisters of St Francis, Savannah, MO

Sisters of St Francis, Sylvania, OH

Sisters of St Francis of Assisi

Sisters of St Francis of Perpetual Adoration, Colorado Springs

Sisters of St Joseph, Baden, PA

Sisters of St Joseph, Canada

Sisters of St Joseph, Orange, CA

Sisters of St Joseph, Lyon, MA

Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet, Los Angeles Province

Sisters of St Joseph of Chambery, North American Province

Sisters of St Joseph of Peace

Sisters of St Joseph of the Third Order of St Francis

Sisters of St Louis, USA/Brazil

Sisters of St Mary of Namur, Western Region

Sisters of St Mary of Oregon

Sisters of St Scholastica Monastery, Fort Smith, AK

Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Denver, CO

Sisters of St Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Holy Name Province

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester, NY

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

Sisters of the Cenacle

Sisters of the Cross and Passion, U.S.

Sisters of the Divine Savior

Sisters of the Holy Cross, North America

Sisters of the Holy Faith

Sisters of the Holy Family, New Orleans, LA

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Cleveland, OH

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Tyler, Texas

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Wading River, NY

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN), Monroe, CT

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Grand Prairie, TX

Sisters of the Humility of Mary

Sisters of the Incarnate Word, Cleveland, OH

Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi, TX

Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, Victoria, TX

Sisters of the Living Word

Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton Ohio

Sisters of the Presentation, Dubuque, IA

Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, New Windsor, NY

Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great

Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, San Antonio, TX

Sisters of the Society of Helpers

Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, US and Dominican Republic

Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, Sloatsburg, NY

Society of the Holy Child Jesus, American Province

St Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, St Francis Province

St. Benedict’s Monastery, St Joseph, MN

St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, MN

Ursuline Sisters of Mount St Joseph, Kentucky

Ursuline Sisters of Toledo, OH

Ursuline Sisters, Central Province

Ursuline Sisters, Eastern Province

Ursuline Sisters of Cincinnati, OH

Ursuline Sisters of Louisville

Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union, Western Province

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