Archdiocese of Manila releases Prayer for the Barangay Elections




Rev. Fr. Reginald Malicdem of the Chancery office of the Archdiocese of Manila released a circular letter on Prayer for the Barangay Election dated May 4, 2018.
Addressed to all the parish priests, rectors of shrines, chaplains of chaplaincies, and superiors of religious communities in the Archdiocese of Manila, Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila encouraged the faithful to pray the Prayer for the Barangay Election after the Post Communion Prayer in all Masses from May 6 to 13 upon the proposal of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.


Below is the Circular and Prayer for the Barangay Election

Circular 2018-16
4 May 2018

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS OF SHRINES, AND CHAPLAIN OF CHAPLAINCIES, AND SUPERIORS OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: PRAYER FOR THE BARANGAY ELECTION

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Greetings of peace in the Risen Lord! Upon the proposal of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, our Archbishop, Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, encourages us to pray the attached Prayer for the Barangay Election after the Post Communion Prayer in all Masses from May 6 to May 13, 2018.

Thank you and God bless.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(signed)
FR. REGINALD R. MALICDEM
Chancellor


PRAYER FOR THE BARANGAY ELECTIONS

Lord God, we come to you as the Barangay Elections approaches. In Christ, you have given us the model of a servant who lay’s his life down for his sheep. Give us the wisdom to elect women and men who will work for truth, justice, and the upliftment of human dignity. We ask you to enlighten our minds and hearts – so that we may search for Shepherds after your Son’s heart to watch over our barangays. Teach us Christ’s way of looking at people – so that we will be able to give a voice to the poor, the powerless, the abandoned, and the oppressed. And finally, grant us the gift of discernment – so that we may wisely exercise the gift of suffrage as an expression of our desire for peace and love for neighbor. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. Saints Lorenzo Ruiz and Pedro Calungsod, pray for us. Saint Michael and all Holy Angels, watch over us.

PANALANGIN PARA SA HALALANG PANG-BARANGAY

Panginoong Diyos, dumudulog kami sa iyo habang papalapit ang Halalang Pang-Barangay. Kay Kristo, binigyan mo kami ng huwaran ng isang lingkod na handang ialay ang kanyang buhay para sa kanyang kawan. Pagkalooban mo kami ng dunong na makapaghalal ng mga babae at lalaking magtataguyod ng katotohanan, katarungan, at pagtataas ng dignidad ng mga tao. Hinihiling naming liwanagan mo ang aming mga isip at puso – upang makahanap kami ng mga Pastol na hinubog sa puso ng iyong Anak na mangangalaga sa aming mga Barangay. Ituro mo sa amin ang pamamaraan ng pagtingin ni Kristo sa mga tao – upang mabigyan namin ng tinig ang mga mahihirap, mahihina, inabanduna, at mga inaapi. At sa huli, pagkalooban mo kami ng biyaya ng pagwawari – upang matalino naming magamit ang biyaya ng paghahalal, bilang pamamaraan ng pagpapahayag ng aming pagnanais para sa kapayapaan, at ng aming pag-ibig para sa aming kapwa.

Hinihiling namin ang lahat ng ito sa pamamagitan ni Kristong aming Panginoon. Amen.

Maria, Reyna ng Kapayapaan, ipanalangin mo kami.
San Lorenzo Ruiz at San Pedro Calungsod, ipanalangin ninyo kami.
San Miguel at lahat ng mga Banal na Anghel, bantayan ninyo kami.

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