Just wanted to put a shout out to everyone who is interested in praying a 54 day rosary novena for our country. If you are interested, the novena begins on Friday, September 14th (which just happens to be the feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross!) and ends on election day, November 6th.
The intention for the novena is: For God's Will to prevail in the upcoming USA Presidential election.
I don't think I've ever made it through an entire 54 day novena before, but this is a great time to give it another go-around.
If you are unfamiliar with this type of novena, it is simply 6 sets of 9 days of praying the rosary. The first 3 sets of 9 days is in petition. Simply pray the rosary every day for the first 27 days asking God to grant the above intention. Feel free to add you own intentions, too.
Once you do that, the next 3 sets of 9 days is in thanksgiving. When you pray the rosary for those next 27 days, thank God for hearing your prayers and answering it in whatever way He sees fit.
Join in with people all over the country (and maybe even the world) to pray that our country will go back to following God's Will and that He will have mercy on us for the sins of our nation.
I'm sure it is going to be a challenge but, hey, let's see who has the best callouses on their knees at the end of the 54 days :)