Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB has urged Catholics to pray for the state of the nation during Lent. The prayer he commends is not just the formulation of petitions, but prayer that takes citizens to a profound awareness and understanding of God’s Word.
“Prayer that opens our eyes to what surrounds us, prayer that prompts us to infuse the world with the mysteries of God’s Kingdom. To hear the Word of God and act on it,” the Bishop of Georgetown said in his Lenten message. The full text was published in diocesan weekly, Catholic Standard.