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Saturday, October 20, 2007

A call to Pinoy Bloggers for prayer and sobriety

We have all witnessed the Glorietta 2 Tragedy. I wanted to discuss this in my blog and share a piece of my thought and inject my analysis.

However, something prevents me from doing so. It is not just right banking on this issue just so I could write something on my blog. Moreover, I would only be adding confusion to the issue which is still baffling, after all.

What is important for me right now is that rooting for the victims of this inhumane act.

So this blog calls for all Filipinos to blog for prayer and sobriety. Never mind the link. You can cut and paste this one.

Another blogger typing (or cutting and pasting) the Prayer of St Francis will somehow ease the pain and the sorrow for the families of the bereaved and those who were hurt and are still recuperating in their hospital beds.

Let this be a call for national prayer and an action for Pinoy bloggers. Let us forget first pinpointing as to who the culprit is. Let us join the families of those [9] persons who perished, and more than a hundred to help them heal their wounded body and spirit.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Master, grant that I may never seek so much to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love with all my own.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

God Bless!

Note: Pease signify your joining this simple blog action by leaving a message under this post. and ask your readers to do the same when you repost your own blog. Thanks

Please see related posts:

e-flowers for Glorietta victims' families by Inkblots
A call for peace by Señor Enrique
Let peace reign by Rhodora
Let there be peace by ScroochChronicles
May you find peace by Nerdluck
Peace on earth by Aura
In Memoriam by Beachbabe

Please see Summary for the Complete roster of supporters to this cause.

UPDATE AS OF 10-24-07, 8:30pm

This just came in!

Earlier I have called for prayer and sobriety, which was followed up by my call for photographers to post a flower for Glorietta victims and their families.

It was not expected, but fellow blogger Erwin Oliva, who happens to be a PDI writer, too, noticed my blog. Honestly I did not know how I could show these photos of flowers (read: show of sympathy) to the family of the victims. Rhodora, who posted a really nice prayer suggested television. But I guess, that would be self-promoting. Erwin Oliva is a blessing in disguise.

Below is the link to the article he wrote, entitled:
Virtual flowers offered to Glorietta mall blast victims

This is already a great leap from this lowly blogger to get the message accross the country and the entire globe. You are still welcome to share your prayers and keep on posting your flower photos (even if it was taken only with a celfone camera).

God Bless!

17 people have commented. Leave your comments too!:

I have no white flower picture to post but I will join in your call for a national prayer with a post.

God bless.

Hi Ding,

Rhoda has also responded with a beautiful prayer.

This is great. I hope we get more people praying and sympathizing rather than bickering about the issue....

Hi Inkblots!! Got here thru Senor Enrique. I'd like to join you in your call for prayer. Here's my link

Rhoda, I linked your post. Thanks!

Also Scrooch and Eric. Salamat!

I send my prayers with my white flowers as well.

More power

I am sure if somebody close to them would read our prayers, they would be happy...


I`ve just joined in your call for prayers..
Posted a blue flower called Morning Glory

Thank you aura! I love morning glory too! God bless!

Hi! See my post offering a white flower for all victims of the Glorietta explosion.

That is sweet, ApplesH!

God Bless!

This is a very nice gesture!

this is the blog posting i wrote about this call for prayer:

...For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life...

I pray for the souls of those who have died -- that they may be guided and their paths be lighted as they go in peace. I pray that the guardian angels take them by their hands and lead them to their own quiet place.

I pray for those who mourn -- that they may be comforted and their troubled hearts be put at rest; may they be comforted in their grief and shock; may they be given hope in their confusion; may they be given compassion in their mourning; and may they be given fortitude as they learn to let go. I pray that they may be blessed and not be overwhelmed by their loss; that they may have confidence in the Lord's goodness and strength to meet the days to come.

God Bless, you beachbabe for posting a very nice blog entry! May your tribe increase!

I'm disappointed in some individuals who just lash out and do fingerpointing when we should really be praying for the victims. It could've been anyone of us too, that's why this issue touches everyone.

Here's my post (and e-flowers) to join everyone here in prayer:

God bless.

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