Friday, April 1, 2011

The Merits of Healthy Debate

Looks like everyone is posting an April Fool's joke today, so that kind of takes the wind out of the one I was going to post. I'll do something different, and save it for next year. What with an election coming up, there's enough foolishness to go round. Here is a prayer composed by one of Mark Shea's readers, who asks that it be distributed far and wide:

Prayer to St-Joseph
For a blessing on this year's Federal Elections

O Saint Joseph, loving father, faithful guardian of Jesus and spouse of the Mother of God, we pray you to remind God the Father of all the love He feels for us in offering up the death and resurrection of His Son to give us life.

Our beautiful country, Canada, has been consecrated to you from its very beginnings. Just as Mary and Jesus recognized in you the protector given to them by the Father, so too we are placing ourselves under your protection.

We humbly ask you to intercede through the power of Jesus, and obtain for us from the eternal Father the grace to choose the best possible team of men and women to lead our country, who will be wise stewards of its riches and concerned with the good of all its citizens, working to create a more just and equitable society in harmony with God's design.

Saint Brother André, your loving friendship with Jesus, Mary and Joseph makes you a powerful intercessor. We ask you to join your prayers to those of Saint Joseph for the best possible outcome on voting day, May 2nd 2011.


And just to finish up, please watch this. If only our leaders' debates could attain this level of civility and edification.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this prayer, Mrs. B! Excellent idea to pray for our country in this pre-election time.

    As for the video, that is TOO funny. MR. AND MRS. BLURN, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU. (I am soooooooooooooo jealous that you will be enjoying this sort of thing some months from now!)