Public Prayer Event for the November Election

Friday, August 7

Public Prayer Event for the November Election

Together We Pray, United We Stand

Everyone is invited to gather together to unite our voices together in prayer at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Parish to pray the Rosary each day for the important upcoming election. Through the intercession of Our Lady, we will ask God to Protect our Religious Liberties and Preserve our Rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

The public prayer event began on the Feast Day of St. Anne, Sunday, July 26, 100 days before the election, and will continue every day through Tuesday, November 3, the day of the Presidential Election. Each day the event begins with the Election Prayer by Servant of God, Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., followed by the recitation of the Holy Rosary, concluding with the Memorare and Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel.

Times are as follows:

  • Weekdays – 5:30PM in front of the Slovak Cross (in the parking lot)
  • Saturdays – 8:30AM in front of the Holy Family Statue (in front of the church)
  • Sundays – 8:30AM in front of the Holy Family Statue (in front of the church)

Bring a chair if needed. Please come as often as you can to support each other and our country in this peaceful and prayerful way. Consider parking in the Activity Center or back parking lots. On weekdays, please do not park in front of the Slovak Cross in order to keep the area around the cross open for those participating. Please practice social distancing.

“I pray that they may be [one] in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” –John 17:21

Ss. Cyril & Methodius Slovak Catholic Church † 41233 Ryan Rd † Sterling Heights, 586-726-6911, www.saintcyrils.church

Please invite your family and friends to come to the prayer event:

If you are not able to attend the prayer event daily, please pray the prayers and rosary at home by yourself or with your loved ones.

Election Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, You told us to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God. Enlighten the minds of our people in America. May we choose a President of the United States, and other government officials, according to Your Divine Will.
Give our citizens the courage to choose leaders of our nation who respect the sanctity of unborn human life, the sanctity of marriage, the sanctity of marital relations, the sanctity of the family, and the sanctity of the aging. Grant us the wisdom to give You, what belongs to You, our God. If we do this, as a nation, we are confident You will give us an abundance of Your blessings through our elected leaders. Amen.

Composed by (Servant of God) Father John Anthony Hardon, S.J.
Imprimatur: +Rene H. Gracida, Bishop of Corpus Christi, July 7, 1992
Published by Eternal Life in 1992

Mystery of the Rosary for each day:

  • Monday & Saturday – Joyful
    • Annunciation
    • Visitation
    • Nativity of our Lord
    • Presentation
    • Finding Jesus in the Temple
  • Tuesday & Friday – Sorrowful
    • Agony in the Garden
    • Scourging at the Pillar
    • Crowning with Thorns
    • Carrying of the Cross
    • Crucifixion of our Lord
  • Thursday – Luminous
    • Baptism of our Lord
    • Wedding Feast at Cana
    • Presentation of the Kingdom of God
    • Transfiguration
    • Institution of the Holy Eucharist
  •  Wednesday & Sunday – Glorious
    • Resurrection
    • Ascension
    • Descent of the Holy Spirit
    • Assumption of our Blessed Mother
    • Coronation of Mary, Queen of Heaven & Earth

The Memorare

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.  Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.