Let us pray!
Posted on the Archdiocesan webpage for several days in November 2008
In record setting numbers at the polls, Americans have elected a new president. The recent campaign has been, at times divisive over many grave issues. However, let us pray for our new President-elect Barack Obama. and congratulate him as he becomes the first African-American president in the history of the United States.
Let us pray that God will give him the wisdom and compassion that will help shape a culture of life in this land and that he may turn toward policies that protect the most vulnerable among us.
Let us pray that God will bless those who have been elected to all public offices, so that they will see their vocation as one of humble service for the common good.
Let us pray that God will bless America with justice, freedom, faith and respect for the dignity of the human person.
When Pope Benedict XVI visited the White House last spring, his message to the American people seems an important reminder to all people of faith on this day. “As the nation faces the increasingly complex political and ethical issues of our time, I am confident that the American people will find in their religious beliefs a precious source of insight and an inspiration to pursue reasoned, responsible and respectful dialogue in the effort to build a more humane and free society.”
May Mary, Patroness of the United States, help us to heal from our differences and build a nation where the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are a reality for all men and women, especially the unborn.
Archbishop José H. Gomez, S.T.D.
Archbishop of San Antonio, Texas
Bishop Oscar Cantú
Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, Texas