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Prayer for the Philippines

Statue in front of the Maribojoc Church is all that remains of the structure after the 7.2 magnitude quake struck in the morning of October 15, 2013.

A statue of the Blessed Mother in front of the Maribojoc Church is all that remains of the structure after the 7.2 magnitude quake struck in the morning of October 15, 2013. Now, as they face still more danger, the people of the Philippines need our prayers again. Photo by Garrett Nolasco/CRS

God, who quiets great winds and stills rough seas,

We ask your protection for the people of the Philippines.

Comfort them in their fear.

Stay close to them in their danger.

And we ask the intercession of Your Blessed Mother

That together with her and with all your holy saints

We may stand in solidarity with our Filipino brothers and sisters:

through their darkest hour

through their longest night.

Give us the courage to remain steadfast

To reach out to them in their need

To comfort them in their sorrow

To hold them as closely as You hold them

To see them through to morning.

Amen


Prayers of the Faithful

For all those in the Philippines who have lost homes and loved ones to Typhoon Hagupit, may the Lord of Life comfort the weary and bring all to safety, we pray to the Lord...

Response: Lord, hear our prayer.

For the Church gathered here, that the Holy Spirit will animate us to reach out to those recovering from Typhoon Hagupit, we pray to the Lord...

Response: Lord, hear our prayer.



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