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God, in whose sovereign name these group of islands have been called to be a country and one people; we praise your greatness and thank you for your bountiful providence.
We lift before your throne of grace, the President of this Republic, the Congress, the Judiciary and all those in whose hands the responsibility of governance is entrusted: incline their hearts to your wisdom that they may rule with justice; guide their thoughts to see their greatness in acts of service; inspire their actions to unite this country; and, quicken their resolve for the attainment of the vision of a just and lasting peace.
We bring before you, Great Teacher, the varied concerns of those who labor that we may be fed and clothed and those who teach and those who learn that the knowledge of the truth my lead us to prosperity and freedom.
O Wounded Healer, who died and rose again, we pray especially for those who are in pain and mourn for the death of their beloved ones in this on-going war against drugs. Bind their wounds and comfort them in their grief. Direct our law enforcement against those who willfully distribute drugs for gain. Provide our institutions the necessary mechanisms to rehabilitate the users and prosecute the pushers. At all times, may we take to heart that you do not desire the death of your creation. May the dignity you have given us on the day you called and created us be our mantle in the days to come.
We pray for the homeless and those displaced by war. Calm the strife, dear Lord. In the many instances of our vulnerabilities, increase our perseverance to tread your way, your truth and your life.
O God who declared that you will listen to us and forgive us and heal our land, teach us to be humble, to turn from our wicked ways and to seek your face. Let not hatred and vainglory overtake us, we pray you. Above all, make us thankful for the promise of your Son of fullness of life for all, for the abiding hope that none can separate us from your love in Jesus Christ. Make these words more than words, in the name of Jesus Christ our Peace. Amen.###
JUSTICE RAOUL V. VICTORINO, Ret.
BISHOP RODOLFO A. JUAN
MS. SHARON ROSE JOY RUIZ-DUREMDES
MS. LISSA BELLE R. BROWN
REV. REX RB REYES, JR.
MR. REYNALDO M. NATIVIDAD
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