Prayer quiets us down a bit from the chaos and fear we are all contending with right now. And, it promises to bring us peace while we are doing it.

Praying for guidance during election season means guidance beyond which candidates to vote for: Guidance to be our best selves. Guidance to stay humble and listen, and for the reminder that we are all united in wanting the same things:

  • meaningful, love-filled lives.
  • the freedom to decide how we get there,
  • and how we find joy, which includes how we worship and what we observe.

In other words, we are all needing guidance on how to live into the ideals of a nation founded on life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. And with the motto: “In God we trust.”

Below find a link to this daily message and a Novena; Nine days of dedicated practice and today’s prayer for guidance, led by Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church, in collaboration and faith:

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Jen Pen

    I’ve never seen the heart shaped version of that prayer! I love it! ❤️
    Thanks for these posts!
    Magnus does that doggy move too.
    So cute!

  2. Leslie

    Perfect! Simple and succinct! 🙏💖

  3. Mollie

    I love the Prayer of St. Francis…there’s so much goodness in each phrase. The phrase I’ve been contemplating this week is, “…where there is doubt, faith”. Moving from Lake Bluff to Naples, Florida is scary as heck, and yet I keep repeating to myself to have FAITH that this is God’s plan for me, and rememebering that I’m always, always, ALWAYS taken care of.

    Interestingly, I often stop at a local church on my travels to say THANK YOU for the safe journey and ask God to continue watching over me to my destination. Yesterday and today I was in Tampa and my hotel was next door to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, which is 1. the oldest Catholic Church on Florida’s west coast and 2. a Franciscan church. I love this sculpture of St. Francis befriending the wolf of Gubbio while the wolf’s cubs play with his sandals and the rope on his robe. I hope you enjoy these photos!

  4. Katie

    Loved the prayer of St Francis and all of your beautiful messages of late. Love to you!

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