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Filipinos at Prayer for Nation
September 20 until December 23, 2016
A nation at prayer is a nation a [ ... ]


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A MILLION ROSES FOR THE WORLD - Daily Prayer Intentions

September 20, 2016, Tuesday - Sorrowful mystery   Today we pray for Ilocos Norte. Our intentions:   1. We pray for the province and the people of Ilocos Norte. 2. For increased productivity of farmers, for skills training for police personne [ ... ]


A MILLION ROSES FOR THE WORLD - Daily Prayer Intentions

September 22, 2016, Thursday- Luminous Mystery Today we pray for La Union. Our intentions are:

1. We pray for the province and the people of La Union. 

2. For humanitarian assistance to the more than 14,000 drug dependents that have voluntarily [ ... ]


A MILLION ROSES FOR THE WORLD - Daily Prayer Intentions

September 23, 2016, Friday- Sorrowful Mystery

 

Today we pray for Pangasinan. Our intentions are:

 

1. We pray for the province and the people of Pangasinan

2. For citizens to be informed about the issue of black sand mining; for an immediate stop to illegal mining that destroys the environment

3. For our Bishops and priests "that they may walk alongside the faithful and all those who turn to them, sharing their joys and hopes, difficulties and sufferings, as brothers and friends."

4. "Where there is no work, there is no dignity. " We pray for employment opportunities for the unemployed and the underemployed

5. Pope Francis exhorts us: "Be poor among the poor!" May we be instruments of hope to the young and the old, to the excluded, to the last and the least.

 
A MILLION ROSES FOR THE WORLD - Daily Prayer Intentions

September 21, 2016, Wednesday- Glorious Mystery

 

Today we pray for Ilocos Sur. Our intentions are:

1. We pray for the province and people of Ilocos Sur.

2. For improved social services particularly in the provincial and district hospitals, and for sustainable inclusive growth that will benefit those most in need

3. "Mission is always the fruit of a life which knows what it is to be found and healed, encountered and forgiven." We pray for missionaries and all people of good will who minister to the forgotten.

4. For men, women and children living in extreme poverty, may they be given the opportunity to be dignified agents of their own destiny.

5. Pope Francis exhorts us "Safeguard creation, because if we destroy creation, creation will destroy us."

 
A MILLION ROSES FOR THE WORLD - Daily Prayer Intentions

September 20, 2016, Tuesday - Sorrowful mystery

 

Today we pray for Ilocos Norte. Our intentions:

 

1. We pray for the province and the people of Ilocos Norte.

2. For increased productivity of farmers, for skills training for police personnel, for health workers rendering service in distant barangays

3. "In the face of unjust and painful situations, faith brings us the light which scatters the darkness." We pray for the many who are persecuted for their faith.

4. For public authorities and all people of good will who are working for social justice, that they may never tire of working for a more just world.

5. For families, that love may be forged in the concrete situations which each particular family experiences.

 
A MILLION ROSES FOR THE WORLD - Daily Prayer Intentions
September 22, 2016, Thursday- Luminous Mystery
Today we pray for La Union. Our intentions are:

1. We pray for the province and the people of La Union. 

2. For humanitarian assistance to the more than 14,000 drug dependents that have voluntarily surrendered in the province, for effective solutions to the flooding that regularly submerges many towns, and for resolution of issues raised against the construction of the hydroelectric power plant in Tubao.

3. For the peacemakers, those who choose life and build bridges, those who unite.

4. "To change the world, we must be good to those who cannot repay us." We pray for the grace to extend a helping hand to the poor, the homeless, the unemployed.

5. For the sick, those burdened by cruel diseases, may they live in hope.
 
A MILLION ROSES FOR THE WORLD

Filipinos at Prayer for Nation
September 20 until December 23, 2016

A nation at prayer is a nation at peace.

We are now a nation wounded and torn by socio-cultural and political issues, divided by opposing, bickering, quarreling and even hating factions. We must stop the hate. We must stop the lies.

We cannot remain this way. We must reverse the tide of hate and confusion and fill the air again with words of peace, truth and love. Let us the resist the culture of terror and fear with the balm of prayer and mercy.

We have forgotten to pray. We have neglected to pray. We have been too busy with ourselves building our towers of Babel.

Let us pray for the whole nation. Let us pray as a united nation.
Together with various lay groups in the Church in particular the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, Live Christ Share Christ Movement, Aid to the Church in Need, Couples for Christ FFL, Family Rosary Crusade, Mother Butler Mission Guilds, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines launch the campaign called A MILLION ROSES FOR THE WORLD, Filipinos at Prayer for the Nation.

Starting September 20, 2016, the Day of Interreligious Prayer of Peace proclaimed by Pope Francis in Assisi, until December 23, 2016, we as a nation are requested to pray the five mysteries of the rosary daily. Every province in the Philippines will be prayed for everyday during the rosary campaign time frame.

The dates assigned for each province will posted daily in the Facebook page “A Million Roses for the World: Filipinos at Prayer for the Nation”. We wish every province to experience the joy of being prayed for by the rest of the country.

I encourage most specially our children in our Catholic schools to participate in this prayer campaign assisted by their school teachers and administrators. The prayers of children are music to God’s ears.

I encourage parents to recover the Filipino pious tradition of family rosary at home specially at this time. The healing of the nation begins at home. As we restore family prayer, let us bring back the joy of the family meal.

I encourage the convents of religious men and women, our parishes and barangay communities to include the various provinces of the nation when they pray the rosary from September 20 to December 23.

Let us not allow the darkness to swallow us. Let us pierce the darkness of hate, lies and division with the light of truth and love. God is Truth. God is love. God is peace.

If my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Onward Christian soldiers! Let us be warriors of prayer using the beads of the rosary as our only weapon! Padre Pio said “The rosary is the weapon for these times!”

From the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, September 19, 2016

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS
Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan
President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines