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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Oratio Imperata Ad Petendam Pluviam

It was hot once again today! In addition, there were 2 separate fires near my office that started in the afternoon. The siren of the fire trucks continue to roar up to the time I left Manila for home at past 9:00 pm…

The water level in our dams are at their critical…

There is drought is several parts of the country…

Dust is everywhere and it makes my eyes real dry!

Manila Archbishop Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales has once again issued an Oratio Imperata Ad Petendam Pluviam (obligatory prayer for rain) and we have been praying it at Binondo church since March 1 before the final blessing in our 12:15 pm mass.

The clouds went a bit dark over the weekend and I was hoping it would finally rain but it never came.

God we really do need the rain, please make it pour on us but let it come gently and lovingly, enough to remove the heat and sustain life.

Please make it soon! AMEN.

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Oratio Imperata Ad Petendam Pluviam

God our loving Father, creator of our earth and of the universe, and all the wondrous elements of nature that sustain your living creatures, we humbly ask you to send us the rain that our country needs so badly at this time, to irrigate our fields, to stave off a power shortage, to provide water for our bodily health, and to refresh our parched lands. At your command the wind and the seas obey, raise your hand Almighty God to send us so that crisis may be averted.

Merciful and generous God, open our eyes to the richness and beauty of your creation and instill in us a deep love for this earth and all that is in and around it. Teach us to be wise stewards of your creation so that we may always use them responsibly and protect them from abuse and exploitation. At this time of crisis, dear Lord, move us to share more and to love more.

Loving God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you entrusted the Filipino people to the special care of Mary our Mother, listen to the prayers that we bring up to her, our Blessed Mother, to intercede for us, for the protection of our land and our people, whom she loves.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Saint Rose of Lima, pray for us.
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, pray for us.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

March 12 -- it finally rained today. Thank you Lord!

beth --<--@

10:39 PM  

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