Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As we hear in the Gospel this weekend, “for where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” says Jesus, I would like to point out to you a ecumenical group of prayer that meets very month praying for our nation. Please consider joining in prayer next week.
United We Pray
Bells of Repentance
Monthly prayer gatherings at Union Common in Marlborough, corner of Main Street and Route 85 12:00 noon - Rain or shine
Second Saturday of every month
There is limited on-street parking adjacent to the common. A public parking lot is located diagonally across Main Street. You’ll need about ten minutes to get from the parking lot across the street and onto the Union Common grounds
We are the only nation on Earth whose founders pointed to God when declaring their independence as a nation, specifically expressing that we derive our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from God.
Despite the freedom, prosperity and many blessings we enjoy as a nation, we now find ourselves deeply divided in a culture that has abandoned the spiritual foundation upon which it was built. While we were never a perfect nation, we believe conditions are so dire today that only divine intervention can heal our land and set us back on course. We agree with President Abraham Lincoln who said, “It is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon.” And so, we gather briefly every month to take personal responsibility, whether we have directly contributed to our nation’s decline or stood by and allowed the decay to take root. Our purpose is to gather in unity, to repent for our failings, to resolve to do better, and appeal for God’s mercy upon our land. If you believe prayer is powerful when two or more are gathered, consider how much more so if a community gathers, united as one.
Father Steven Clemence