Rosary for the Bishop, a nationwide campaign to encourage Catholics to pray for their bishops online, got its start back in 2005, when one Catholic in the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, started a local effort to support Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison. As of today, however, that small seed has grown into a group of more than 350 online prayer warriors praying for more than 50 bishops across the country.
According to a CNS story, Rosary for the Bishop was "inspired by a passage from Chapter 17 of Exodus, which refers to Aaron and Hur holding up Moses' hands during battle."
From the CNS story:
"We need to support our bishops' hands so that they do not weary in the battle for the faith," said Syte Reitz, the Madison-area Catholic who initiated the campaign.You can sign up online to pray for one bishop or multiple bishops. There's also an option to receive reminders via email or Twitter when you are scheduled to pray. And you can see how many other people are praying with you.
"Many Catholics pray the rosary every day," he added. "Why not pray one for our bishops? They are our shepherds, and their job is not easy. They need and deserve our prayers."
Rosary for the Bishop's website says:
"Heaven knows that our good Bishops are under fire for standing up for our Catholic Faith nowadays. What can we do about it? Support them with our prayers!"
To join the campaign, click HERE.