At the October 2010 regular monthly fraternity gathering, we will elect a new council that will serve a three year term. We are a large fraternity and our members have many talents. We pray for the inspiration of the Holy Spirit as we proceed with the nominations for this new council.
Following is an election prayer our spiritual assistant, Sister Josephine Boyles, OSF, obtained from Cricket Aull, sfo. Cricket was the dynamic retreat leader for the Juan de Padillia regional retreat held in Wichita, Kansas in June.
We ask our members to pray this prayer often as we prepare for the upcoming elections.
PRAYER FOR SELECTION OF A NEW COUNCIL
Oh my dear GOD, we pray for the guidance of your Most Holy Spirit as we review in our minds the personal attributes required by the various Council positions.
Illumine for us our own strengths, and those of our fellow members, that YOU may inspire us to recognize who it is YOU desire to serve YOUR fraternity.
Dear Francis, we also ask for your guidance as we seek a new Council. Lead us to those who will help us to grow in your virtues — humble, polite, peacemakers and ardent lovers of our Crucified Lord. Help each of us to discover "what is ours to do." Not our will Lord, but Thy will by one. Amen