As a Lasallian nurturing community, we participated in the last Sunday’s activity, “Lord Heal Our Land Sunday” (November 5, 2017). This is in response to the invitations of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and DLSP’s president, Br. Armin A. Luistro, FSC to begin the 33-days period of national healing. So, in this period, we pray together as Lasallians who value the dignity of life. We pray for national healing. We cry out: STOP THE KILLINGS, START THE HEALING!
“As one Lasallian community, we act in solidarity with other Filipinos in fight for dignity of human life and democracy,” (DLSP President) Br. Armin Luistro said.
“Within this 33-day period, we are requested to pray the rosary and receive Holy Communion, if possible every day, for the healing of our bleeding nation and for the peace of the souls of all those killed,” (CBCP President) Archbishop Socrates Villegas said.
Prayer for Life
Father of Life, we pause in silence and mourning as we bear the pain in our hearts of the increasing number of innocent and mysterious deaths in our land in the name of a safer environment for all.
We beg you to grant us a grateful heart so we may preserve and nurture your gift of life in us and in all human beings.
We beg you to grant us a hopeful heart so we may work tirelessly to denounce the culture of violence and death in our society and sow life-giving values in our families.
We beg you to grant us a compassionate heart so we may not grow callous and indifferent at these countless deaths.
We beg you to grant us a courageous heart so may not keep silent when lives are threatened and freedoms are crushed.
Father of Life, bring back our nation to the path of truth and justice, love and compassion. Amen.