Posted 07 August 2006 - 04:54 PM
Almighty Father, You know that we, in the Philippines, have so many problems and as a nation, too, we need to be heled and reconciled with each other. Look with favor upon our prayer as we beg you to please bless our land and our people with lasting peace, understanding, prosperity and security. Guide our leaders and our decision-makers to look beyond their own agendas and consider those who have less both in stature and resources. May we continue to stand together and in the spirit of "bayanihan" weather all the problems and crises that afflict our nation and our people.
But, while we are looking into our internal concerns, we also lift to you dear Father, Israel and Lebanon - that the leaders may find in their hearts the true spirit of understanding and reconsiliation and come to a meeting of hearts and minds so that the conflict will stop and the victims of war will finally find peace and security. Bless both countries, Lord, that the fruits of Your Sacred Heart may touch the hearts and mind of their leaders and with Your guidance, find a resolution to the conflict.
We ask this in the powerful Name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. AMEN.