We were going to have a normal school day.  That’s off.  Tomorrow, one of the most important elections in history will take place.  The children have been following this one closely, under the tutelage of mom and dad, of course.  Today, I think we’ll focus on the the way the election process works.  Here are a few websites that we’ll utilize:

Election Scavenger Hunt

Election Results Map

Inside The Voting Booth

President For The Day

Electoral College Calculator

Be sure to check out this one, first thing tomorrow.  Find out how kids will vote, I know mine are anxious to cast their ballot, a ballot that will reflect the unswerving desire that this family has to vote for life!

Kids Voting Booth…cast your ballot here!

And don’t forget this…here are two prayers from the USCCB, one for before and the other for after the election:

Prayer For Before The Election:

Lord God,
as the election approaches,
we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city, state, and country,
and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.
We ask for eyes that are free from blindness
so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters,
one and equal in dignity,
especially those who are victims of abuse and violence, deceit and poverty.
We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn and those abandoned,
men and women oppressed because of race or creed, religion or gender.
We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to
your Kingdom.
We pray for discernment
so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word,
live your love,
and keep in the ways of your truth
as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his Apostles
and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Prayer For After The Election:

God of all nations,
Father of the human family,
we give you thanks for the freedom we exercise
and the many blessings of democracy we enjoy
in these United States of America.
We ask for your protection and guidance
for all who devote themselves to the common good,
working for justice and peace at home and around the world.
We lift up all our duly elected leaders and public servants,
those who will serve us as president, as legislators and judges,
those in the military and law enforcement.
Heal us from our differences and unite us, O Lord,
with a common purpose,
dedication, and commitment to achieve liberty and justice
in the years ahead for all people,
and especially those who are most vulnerable in our midst.
Amen.