Election Prayer Campaign Launching
Priests for Life spearheads 18-week effort
to seek God's will for November's races.
Focus on the Family
Family News in Focus
June 28, 2006
Election Day just a few months away, a pro-family group is launching an
18-week prayer campaign early next
month designed to see God's will done when voters go to the polls in November.
"Prayer brings us the grace of a clarity of
mind that we can see issues the way God sees them, that we can discern the
proper hierarchy of importance," explained Father Frank Pavone, national
director of Priests for Life.
Daily prayer, he added, results in more
thoughts about the election itself.
"If they commit to say the prayer every day,
they're thinking about it everyday," he told Family News in Focus. "That will
lead to them talking more about it and doing more about it."
So the call is to activate believers to vote,
focusing on the primacy of the right to life as an election issue.
"You know what? If we don't have life, we
don't have anything," Pavone said. "Therefore, we've got to put candidates in
office who understand that as their first duty.
"There is no more fundamental purpose of
government than the protection of the lives of its citizens."
Many denominations are coming together under
the campaign's banner, according to Kirk Vanderswaagh of the National Pro-life
"Prayer is vitally important because that's
part of how God accomplishes His work in His kingdom," he said. "And He cares
about those who rule and so, if He cares, we care."
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To learn more about the national election
prayer campaign, which runs July 4 through Nov. 7, visit the event's Web site -
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