Kansans: Statewide Novena for Religious Liberty Begins Today
In Kansas, May 23rd through May 31st (Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary) join the statewide 9-Day Novena with Prayer and Fasting for Religious Liberty, to Make Reparation and End to Abortion in Kansas and the USA. Catholics throughout the state are asked to Pray, Fast, Pray the Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Go to Confession, Attend Mass Daily and Receive Holy Communion, Pray One Hour in Prayer before Jesus in the Eucharist, make daily sacrifices and daily pray the USA Novena Prayer. Masses will be offered across the state for this intention during the Novena. Persons from each parish are asked to organize events such as a Holy Hour, daily Rosary, or daily Chaplet of Divine Mercy, etc., at one’s church; but each person is free to participate in their own way.
O Father, Author of Life, we forever entrust and consecrate our State and the USA to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The government is threatening our Religious Liberty by mandating we violate our conscience, and more importantly has taken away the Right to Life of unborn children. By this Novena, we pray for Religious Freedom, Make Reparation for Our Nation’s Sins Against Life and Ask You to End: Abortion; Human Embryo Research; In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) which freezes & kills “extra” children; Human Cloning; Euthanasia; Sterilization; and Contraception. Dear Lord, help married couples realize contraception harms their marriage, by preventing the total gift of self to each other and says, No to You, who may deign to bring a child into the world. Father, we have not been told the truth that chemical contraceptives prevent a child from implanting in the mother’s womb within 6-10 days of fertilization, and so the child, You created dies, without the mother knowing she was pregnant. Father, once they sorrowfully realize this truth, forgive them for they knew not what they were doing. Grant young people may live abstinence and purity, rather than promiscuity. O Merciful God, guide the leaders of our nation and all Americans to forever establish a Culture of Life, Love and Liberty. We ask this through the intercession of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, the Patroness of our country, and through the intercession of St. Joseph, Guardian of the Church, in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen!