Cardinal Tagle’s Response to Filipino Politics

To be prayed at every Mass in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Oratio Imperata for Government Officials

The Apostle Paul urges us that prayers and supplications be offered for all peoples who are in positions of authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives, godly and dignified in every way.

Let us say together: Loving God, bless and protect the Philippines.

Jesus said: “If I, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash another’s feet” (Jn 13:14). Pope Francis said, “Politics is one of the highest forms of charity”. Bless our leaders with true love for the poor and godly humility.

Loving God, bless and protect the Philippines.

St. Paul taught us that “love does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in truth” (1 Cor 13:6). Pope Benedict XVI said, “Without truth, love can become an empty shell”. Bless our leaders with a passion for truth that liberates and integrity that inspires.

Loving God, bless and protect the Philippines.

Jesus said, “As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (Jn 13:34-35). Pope Francis taught is that “The lack of brotherhood is the root cause of poverty”. Bless our leaders with sincere generosity and courageous simplicity of lifestyle.

Loving God, bless and protect the Philippines.

Jesus said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and the great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant” (Mt 20:25-27). Pope Francis said, “A life of entitlement is the breeding ground of social corruption”. Bless our leaders with the spirit of heroic sacrifice and unyielding fortitude.

Loving God, bless and protect the Philippines.

Jesus said, “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly” (Jn 10:10). Saint John Paul II said, “Every person is called to share in the very life of God”. Bless our leaders with true reverence for human life and unyielding opposition to the culture of death.

Loving God, bless and protect the Philippines.

Let us pray: Loving God, look with favor on those who rule with authority over us. Through your loving hands, may prosperity and progress be achieved, may peace and harmony be assured, may freedom and justice be preserved and may this nation be healed and protected from harm through Christ, your Son who is Lord forever and ever. Amen.

San Lorenzo Ruiz, San Pedro Calungsod, and all Holy Filipinos, Pray for us.

 

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