Day 2: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Eric Scheidler (May 31, 2012 at 5:45 am)

Christ PantocraterPrayer is the foundation of all our efforts to fight President Obama’s HHS Mandate, which forces all employer health plans to provide free contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs, without regard to objections of conscience.

And so I invite all to join in praying a “Novena to Reverse the HHS Mandate” in the days leading up to the big Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom. Here is the Novena for Day 2:

Novena to Reverse HHS Mandate: Day 2

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
You are the ruler of every nation
and You call all nations to obey Your law,
which is higher than any human law.

Lord Jesus, we lift up to You today
all who serve in public office.

We pray, Lord, for our President
and for the thousands of people who serve in his administration.
We pray that You enlighten and guide them,
and free them from the deception of evil.

Give them a new respect for human life, for freedom of conscience,
and for the rights of Your people.
We pray that Your people may be free from all unjust laws and mandates
and may always raise their voices
on behalf of human rights.

We ask this of You who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

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9 Responses to “Day 2: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate”

  1. Mike Langlois says:

    Catholics and all Christian believers must stand together against Obamacare. I remember when I
    received the sacrament of Confirmation and we were
    told we were now “Christian Soldiers”. It is time
    for us to stand and defend our faith, our right to practice our religion, our right to respect life and our right to oppose any government mandate which would require us to fund or otherwise support programs and
    practices which are morally reprehensible.

    May 31st, 2012 at 6:11 am
  2. anita says:

    No offense Eric, but seems to me that stopping the HHS mandate is asking for too little. As long as Obama’s healthcare law stands, any dictator can order anything. How about praying this law is ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court? And that we elect lawmakers who will repeal it with a veto-proof majority?

    May 31st, 2012 at 6:40 am
  3. Dorothy Roxas says:

    May we request you to kindly release all 9 Novena Prayers. I do not access email during weekends and days on leave. Thank you for your kind consideration.

    May 31st, 2012 at 8:27 am
  4. Joanne cole says:

    Thank you Eric, and everyone for joining this fight. We can win. Look up the war of the Vondee, and see thev new movie (true storey) For Greater Glory. Just two fantastic examples of faith in action. Not without pain will victory come, but it will come if it is for God.

    May 31st, 2012 at 8:53 am
  5. noemi says:

    Hi Dorothy, has all days of Novena Prayers. Lets make copies of flyers, about the June 8th Rally, we physically have to do it, lets stand in corners and give it out. Unless we do the ridiculous God will not do the impossible.
    God bless America

    May 31st, 2012 at 9:35 am
  6. Richard Phillips says:

    “If my people who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14. I too believe that God is no respecter of person, and will intervene to protect HIS people from evil, or will give us the strength to carry this load. See you at the rally.

    May 31st, 2012 at 9:55 am
  7. John Clem says:

    Thanks for the Novena, and I would like to add my Call To Holiness Blog to your Blogroll:

    God Bless,
    Charlottesville, Virginia

    May 31st, 2012 at 2:00 pm
  8. Marian says:

    Please add Articles for Heart Mind Soul blog to Blogroll:

    Thank you and God bless you

    May 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm
  9. Roy E Pearson says:

    It is such hubris to assume that all people who serve in his (Obama) administration need to be given “a new respect for human life, for freedom of conscience,and for the rights of Your people.”

    Freedom of Religion does not include curtailing other peoples freedom to exercise their conscience differently that you. Jesus himself said, “If they right hand offend thee cut it off.” That is a conditional statement. He is not saying to cut off your hand, he is saying cut from your own life that which offends you. It does not say to cut out of other people’s lives what offend you.

    What this group is asking is to make unequal classes of coverage for workers in regards to health care. If the catholic Church does not want to pay up, they can stop hiring people. It is that simple. Then you will not be offended. The catholic Church has plenty of members who can volunteer, right?

    June 1st, 2012 at 11:35 am