I have an idea. Let's start an ongoing post to pray for our leaders at the local and higher- up levels. Name your leader (governor, mayor, senator, attorney general, prime minister, president, bishop, pastor, pope, etc), and a prayer of your choice (Hail Mary, Memorare, decade, litany, prayer to a saint, etc). Pray your own prayer and the prayer/intention of the person who posted before you. That way every leader will be prayed for at least twice. Hop in here daily, add more leaders and even repeat ones already mentioned. Let's get constant graces and protections streaming down for our leaders...maybe we'll even obtain a conversion or two! I'll start: For Bishop Michael Olson, that he will grow in faith and holiness and be a strong shepherd. Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.