Novena of Prayer
OCT 27 - NOV 4
The Diocese of Newark is joining with Forward Movement and The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations for A Season of Prayer: For an Election for a novena (nine days) October 27-November 4.
A novena is an ancient tradition of nine days of devotional prayers, often with a specific intention. In this case, we pray for discernment in voting and for the well-being of our nation.
As we move toward the election of leaders for the United States, may we all join in a season of prayer, committing to offer to God our fears and frustrations, our hopes and dreams.
Printable materials from Forward Movement are available in English and Spanish to download and use at home or with your congregation. These prayers, drawn from The Book of Common Prayer, can be printed out and tucked in a Bible or prayer journal.
Election vigils via live stream
NOV 2, 3 & 4
Short services will be held via live stream on the Eve of Election Day, Election Day and the day after Election Day, as follows:
- 8 PM on Monday, Nov. 2 (Election Eve)
- 7 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 3 (Election Day)
- 7 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 4
In addition, the Great Litany will be prayed by live stream at 12 noon on each of those three days.
These services are intended to help us focus on repentance, reconciliation, and the work before us, no matter the outcome of the election.
More information about the services will be posted here as it becomes available.
We thank the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis for sharing their graphic LIGHT A CANDLE, PRAY FOR THE NATION, VOTE with the wider Church.