We are called to a day of fasting and prayer today for marriage and religious freedom.
I think this is an excellent way for us to clear our minds and settle down into this new post Christian reality in which we live. We can no longer look to the larger culture to teach our children our values. We can no longer look to the society around us to give us courage and sustain us in our Christian walk.
In this new reality, Christians are going to have to look to one another for their support in this life. We all must rely more on God and less on the government and our larger society to be our strength and our guide.
I don’t think this has sunk in on most of us yet. Prayer and fasting, repentance and asking, are the best ways for us to begin to face this new reality.
Here is a prayer from the USCCB. I plan to pray it several times today, along with the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Prayer In Defense Of Marriage