The Real Hope of Conservative America

Do you know the one thing conservatives won’t do to say America? Pray! For some reason we don’t pray seriously for our country. Many Catholic websites did everything to oppose the president’s re-election but failed to call for a prayer campaign. Articles and emails about the desperate need to pray for the conversion of America don’t get posted or forwarded it. In most parishes you’re lucky if a dozen people pray the rosary together before or after mass.
What’s up with that? Why aren’t we praying for our country? Can we not see the sad shape our country is in; the rampant immorality, the political gridlock, the sad state of our economy? Has there ever been a time when our country was in such a desperate need of prayer? Do we no longer believe in the power of God or His love? Do we no longer believe in the power of prayer?
We seem to prefer to spend our time complaining about how bad things are, how immoral TV and society is. We send negative emails and sign petitions. We support politicians who take us for granted and care more about winning elections than doing the right thing. What good has that done? Why don’t we use our greatest weapon, prayer especially the rosary.
We can not defeat Satan using political weapons which belong to him. He loves our negative emails and petitions, our refusal to compromise and he loves the politicians who appeal to our worst instinct. What He hates is when we pray, especially the mass and rosary.
We really don’t understand how powerful the rosary is. It is the weapon by which Satan will be defeated. It has already been instrumental in the defeat of an extremely powerful Muslim fleet at Lepanto, saving Europe from conquest. It played a role in the Soviet retreat from Austria without bloodshed. Sister Lucia claimed it was responsible for preventing a nuclear war in the 1980’s. No doubt it was involved in the collapse of the Soviet Union. At Hiroshima and Nagasaki it proved more powerful than the atomic bombs.
Why have we abandoned it? Why is it that only a handful of people join together to say it at mass? Why do we ignore the public rosary campaigns? Why out of thousands do so few say the rosary? Are we really that happy with the world as it is? Are we like the liberals who don’t want to follow God’s ways, who want to do what they want?
All of the arguments, negative emails, political strategies and tactics will not change America. The proof is in the White House. The only way we can change the world and our country is by prayer, serious prayer.


Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

One thought on “The Real Hope of Conservative America”

  1. Elijah and Jesus both prayed that God would turn the hearts of opponents back to Him. Coupled with the Apostle Paul’s instructions to pray for those in authority, and the utter failure of attacking leaders bitterly, I concur that prayer for positive results and prayer that God will give leaders wisdom and courage would have been much better alternatives for Christians. So let’s pray for truth, for justice, and for righteousness in the public square.

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