28 October 2008

St. Jude, pray for us...

I haven't arrived at the point where I think it's hopeless, but it wouldn't hurt to commend the election to St. Jude.

St. Jude, who courageously preached the Word of God in every difficulty; who defended the poor and challenged the prideful; who, when threatened with death, did not resort to violence or despair; Hear our prayer for peace in our land and a spirit of justice in our leaders. Beseech Almighty God to give us courage to stand up for the right, that we, being conformed to the image of Christ, may bring true peace where there is conflict and tension. Amen.