Archbishop Wuerl Calls for Prayer for Newly Elected, Nation
November 05, 2008
Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl called upon the faithful of the archdiocese to pray for President-elect Obama and all of the newly elected as they take on their new responsibilities:
“We offer our prayers today for our nation and for our newly elected leaders, including President-elect Obama, as they take on their new responsibilities. We recognize that this election of the first African-American president is an historic moment in our nation’s history and we rejoice with the rest of our nation in the significance of this time.
“May our nation’s new leaders be guided in their decisions with wisdom and compassion and at the heart of all of their decisions may there be a deep respect for and commitment to the sanctity and dignity of all human life and support for the most vulnerable among us.”
DIrector of Communications