175 congregations of women religious pray for peace on Election Day; Sisters will offer perpetual prayers for 24 hours
St. Louis – More than 175 congregations of women religious will pray for peace for 24 hours on Election Day, November 3, 2020.
The idea originated following a day of prayer for the provincial council of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province (SSNDCP). Sister Mary Kay Brooks, council member, said, “Toward the end of the day our facilitator asked, ‘Which needs are immediate and which ones are ongoing?’ I went back to our vision statement and read “responding to urgent needs and living the Gospel call to justice and peace. I was overwhelmed with the call for peace, especially as we inch our way toward election day on November 3.”
The idea began to form, said Sister Mary Kay, “Could we not band together as women religious from around the country and pray for peace on November 3?
To date, more than 120 congregations have agreed to pray around the clock on Election Day.
“We encourage Sisters, associates, family, friends and ministry partners to join the congregations in prayer throughout the day to continue building this community of peace and unity,” said Sister Mary Kay. “As women religious, we pray for urgent needs throughout the world; let us be a visible sign of that gift which has been entrusted to us.”
All are invited to join thousands of Sisters in prayers for peace November 3. The SSND have provided a prayer developed by Sister Roxanne Schares, SSND, General Superior.