Pray for Our Elected Officials

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Join the staff of the Maryland Catholic Conference and Catholics across our state every Monday during the legislative session (mid-January to mid-April) to pray for our state's elected officials.

Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where a Maryland Catholic will lead us in prayer, and download the prayer card here (en español).

The image on this page and the prayer cards is of St. Thomas More, who is the patron saint of politicians, civil servants and attorneys. It was taken at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore.

Prayer for the General Assembly and Governor

God of power and might, wisdom and justice,
Through You, authority is rightly administered,
laws are enacted, and judgment is decreed.

Assist with your spirit of counsel and fortitude
the lawmakers of the State of Maryland.

May they always seek the ways of
righteousness and mercy.

Grant that they may be enabled by your
powerful protections to lead our State with
honesty and integrity. Amen.


Dios de poder, sabiduría y justicia:
a través de ti la autoridad se administra correctamente,
se promulgan leyes y se decreta el juicio.

Asiste con tu espíritu de consejo y fortaleza
a los legisladores del Estado de Maryland.

Que siempre busquen los caminos correctos,
la justicia y la misericordia.

Concede que tu poderosa protección
les permita liderar nuestro estado con
honestidad e integridad. Amen.