One with the whole Department, the DILG Pampanga led by Provincial Director Myrvi Apostol-Fabia bowed in solemnity a prayer for peace at 12nn today.
The midday prayer, named Prayer for Peace in the Philippines, is a solidarity prayer initiated by the Pasa Lord Prayer Movement to seek the Almighty's favor for safekeeping of families, grace to live at peace with one another, and protection from foreign invasion, lawless acts, terrorism, and war.
Thus the prayer goes:
"Almighty God, in Your mercy and compassion,
forgive our sins and the sins of our people. Look
with favor upon us as we pray for our country,
Bless our leaders with wisdom, integrity
truthfulness and righteousness.
Uphold our families and keep our children safe.
Help us be upright and moral citizens, living
together peacefully, with sincerity, loving-
kindness, acceptance, tolerance and
Protect us from foreign invasion and destructive
influences, and defend us from acts of
lawlessness, terrorism and war.
Grant our country peace, unity and prosperity,
and bring about the transformation of our
nation as we strive to do Your will. Amen"
From here on, the DILG Pampanga offers the prayer every noon.