54-Day Election Novena

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Unrest in the streets. Violence. Chaos. Riots. Confusion reigns, morally and politically. An election looms that could determine the future of the United States, and the wrong choice could mean the slide to destruction. We're calling on Catholics everywhere to join us in fighting to restore truth, goodness and virtue to our nation by picking up the spiritual weapon of the Rosary and calling on Our Lady — our 12-star general — to do battle for us and to crush the serpent's head.

The 54-Day Election Novena will begin on Sept. 8, the Nativity of Our Lady, and will end on Nov. 1, All Saints Day, two days before the election.

Church Militant will livestream the daily novena Rosary, Monday–Friday, starting at 8 a.m. ET. The usual morning prayers will be said after the Rosary during the novena. Saturdays and Sundays are on the participants' honor. 

Novena participants must pray the Rosary for 54 consecutive days and consider the particular set of mysteries indicated for that day (see calendar below).

The Mysteries of the Rosary will rotate in the order following the life of Jesus: Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious. 

How to Pray the Novena

The first 27 days of the novena are devoted to petitioning the Blessed Mother to guide and grace the U.S. elections, and the second 27 days are to give thanks to Our Lord and Lady, whatever the outcome.

Prayer of Petition

We offer this Rosary for the good of the Church and the nation — especially in this election, that the Woman of Genesis crushes the head of the serpent and drives out all evil from our nation and the Church; for the restoration of truth, virtue and order to our country; for the president, that God protect and strengthen him and that He do God's will faithfully.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

We offer this Rosary in thanksgiving to Our Lady for answering us as God wills, and for the many graces God has bestowed on our nation.

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54- Day Rosary Novena Calendar

Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries

  1. The Annunciation
  2. The Visitation
  3. The Nativity
  4. The Presentation
  5. The Finding in the Temple

The Luminous Mysteries

  1. The Baptism in the Jordan
  2. The Wedding at Cana
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom
  4. The Transfiguration
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist

The Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. The Agony in the Garden
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar
  3. The Crowning with Thorns
  4. The Carrying of the Cross
  5. The Crucifixion

The Glorious Mysteries

  1. The Resurrection
  2. The Ascension
  3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
  4. The Assumption
  5. The Coronation

Common Prayers of the Rosary

The Sign of the Cross  

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Gloria Patri et Filio and Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

The Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

Our Father

Our Father, who art in Heaven; hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Pater Noster qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Hail, Mary

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into Hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. Ffrom there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus; O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary, pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.