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Prayer for 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines

Let us celebrate the jubilee year with a heartfelt prayer!

Prayer for 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines

Almighty Father, all things are of your making. All times and seasons are governed by your wisdom and might. You guide the course of history and direct mankind to yourself.

As you guided the Magi from the East in their journey to search for the newborn King of the Jews, and led them to Jesus your Son through the radiance of a star, so too, in your divine providence, have guided the explorers to circumnavigate the world and brought them to discover our land through the light of a burning fire.

Loving Father, in your graciousness, you not only inspired our forefathers to perceive the light of Christ and allow the cross to be planted in our rich soil, but also in your overflowing generosity, you willed that they be bathed with the waters of baptism and nourished with the bread and wine in the Eucharist. 

Merciful Father, as we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines we ardently ask you to fill our hearts with gratitude for this most precious gift of the Christian Faith. Bless the Filipino People as we rejoice in this great jubilee of our faith. May our hearts burn with holy desire to love and serve you and like your Son, Jesus Christ, offer our life as a holy sacrifice, a sacred oblation pleasing to you. Through your grace, renew our love for you! Renew our love for your Church!

May this gift of 500 years of Christian faith bring us new enthusiasm and vigor for the mission. May the gift we have received, we give as a gift to the world. Amen.

Mary, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage,
pray for us.

Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,
pray for us.

San Lorenzo Ruiz,
pray for us.

San Pedro Calungsod,
pray for us.

To learn more about the celebrations for 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines, click here. (Read: The 500-Year History of Catholicism in the Philippines)

Prayer by Jose Tupino III, parish priest, UP Diliman Parish of the Holy Sacrifice.

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