Praying for leaders

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: I found your blog about praying for the President by name very interesting. I agree with you. I remembered what Saint Peter Faber, one of the first Jesuits (and the best theologian of them), wrote in his Memorial:  

“On the feast of Saint Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary, I experienced great devotion. Eight personages came to mind, and I felt the desire to remember them in prayer and to overlook their faults. They were the Supreme Pontiff, the Emperor, the King of France, the King of England, Luther, the Turk, Bucer, Philip Melanchthon. I felt that they were being made targets of criticism by a great number of people, and at the prompting of the good spirit there rose up within me a certain feeling of compassion for them.”


A: I loved that quote. Thank you.