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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 Typhoon Haiyan, 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 the people of the Philippines and all affected by Typhoon Haiyan. For their protection and their comfort, and that we may stand with them in their time of trouble, we pray to the Lord.

Lord, hear our prayer.



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