Church Launching Nationwide Prayer Campaign for Peace, Other Intentions

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Church Launching Nationwide Prayer Campaign for Peace, Other Intentions


The Catholic Church in the Philippines, which stressed that a nation in prayer is a nation at peace, will officially launch on today the prayer campaign "A Million Roses for the World."

To be held at the San Juan de Letran Chapel in Intramuros, Manila, the prayer campaign is aimed at encouraging the faithful to pray for the nation daily by reciting the five mysteries of the rosary from September 20 to December 23.

Each mystery of the Rosary will have an intention for the end to violence, peace, the OFWs issues, persecuted Christians and the special intention of a particular province.

"We have forgotten to pray. We have neglected to pray. We have been too busy with ourselves building our towers of Babel," Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, said in a statement.

"Let us pray for the whole nation. Let us pray as a united nation," he added.

PRAYER WARRIORS

At this time when the nation is wounded and torn by socio-cultural and political issues, the CBCP head urged everyone to be prayer warriors.

"Let us be warriors of prayer using the beads of the rosary as our only weapon," said Villegas.

The prelate particularly urged Catholic schools, parishes, communities, families to participate in the campaign. …

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