Springfield Dominican Sisters Recommend Prayer with Your Ballot

voters web imageWould you like some prayer with that ballot?

You are invited to spend a few moments with God before you go into the voting booth.

Today we are releasing Take it to Prayer: A Spiritual Reflection for Voters. The brief guide is meant to help busy people prepare themselves spiritually before they vote.

“Voting is one of our primary responsibilities as U.S. citizens,” explained Sister Marcelline Koch, OP, who is the justice coordinator for the Springfield Dominican Sisters as well as the North American Dominican’s Co-Promoter for Justice and Peace. “’Why does my ballot matter?’ you might think. But because we are citizens of the most powerful nation on earth, the tiny pebble that is my ballot can make big waves around the universe, especially when we consider that the health of Creation, our common home, may depend on it.”

Take it to Prayer was inspired by the Catholic tradition of examination of conscience. Often used by Catholics as a prayer at the end of the day or before going to confession, and examination of conscience is a way to discern where and how a person has acted in accord with God’s grace, or not, in the course of a day.

The guide includes a quote from Pope Francis: “To live charitably means not looking out for our own interests, but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us.”

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