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Urgent Prayer request of Pope Francis for prayer for peace in the Holy Land




June 7, 2014

To:
All Parish Priests, Parochial Vicars, Chaplains, Rectors of Shrines and Clergy in the Archdiocese of Manila

Re:
Urgent Prayer request of Pope Francis for prayer for peace in the Holy Land


Our Archbishop, His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle has ordered that this obligatory prayer intention be included in the Prayers of the Faithful at all the Masses  for  Pentecost Sunday, including the evening Masses of Saturday. His order follows the ardent request of our Holy Father Pope Francis for prayers as he prays together with Middle East leaders, Presidents Shimon Pares and Mahmoud Abbas, for peace in the Holy Land, tomorrow, Sunday, the Solemnity of Pentecost. The directives are as follows:



1.
Include in your homily this Pentecost Sunday the earnest request of Pope Francis  for prayers for peace as he leads Presidents Shimon Pares and Mahmoud Abbas in a prayer for peace in the Holy Land.

2.
Insert this prayer intention in the Prayers of the Faithful this Pentecost Sunday, including the Saturday evening Masses on the eve of Pentecost.


English

Almighty God, our Father, send us through your Son, the Spirit of unity, wisdom, love and peace that His prayer for peace and unity especially in the Holy Land may become a reality, and all strife resolved as we pray together and work hand in hand to embrace and live peace. We pray to the Lord.


Tagalog

Ama naming makapangyarihan, isugo mo sa amin sa pamamagitan ng iyong Anak ang Espirtu Santo ng pagkakaisa, kabatiran, pagmamahal at kapayapaan upang ang panalangin ni Jesus na aming Panginoon para sa kapayapaan at pagkakaisa lalo na sa Holy Land ay matamo naming sa aming pagsisikap na sama-samang pananalangin at pagtataguyod ng kapayapaan sa landas ng kapayapaan. Manalangin tayo sa Panginoon.


We thank you for your support and collaboration and we wish you a blessed Pentecost Sunday.




Yours in the Lord,

(signed)
Fr. Genaro O. Diwa
Commissioner
Archdiocesan Liturgical Commissin, Manila