CBCP naglabas ng espesyal na dasal para umulan

Kakatok na sa pintuan ng langit ang Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) para hilingin ang pagdating ng ulan.

Kakatok na sa pintuan ng langit ang Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) para hilingin ang pagdating ng ulan.

Ngayong Biyernes, inilabas ng CBCP ang panalanging pinamagatang “Oratio Imperata Ad Petendan Pluviam” o Obligatory Prayer to Request for Rain.

Ipinagbilin ni CBCP secretary general Msgr. Bernardo Pantin sa mga arsobispo, obispo, at mga administrator na idasal ang naturang panalangin.

“We are respectfully sending the text of the Oratio Imperata Ad Petendam Pluviam prepared by the Episcopal Commission on Liturgy for your consideration and use according to your pastoral discretion,” saad ni Pantin sa kanyang liham.

Dati nang naglabas ng oratio imperata o espesyal na dasal ang CBCP, partikular sa panahon ng kalamidad gaya ng COVID pandemic.

Narito ang kopya ng “Oratio Imperata Ad Petendan Pluviam”:

God, our loving Father,
Creator of our earth and of the universe
and of all the wondrous elements of nature
that sustain your living creatures,
we humbly ask you to grant us relief
from the extreme heat that besets your people at this time, disrupting their activities and threatening their lives and livelihood. Send us rain to replenish our depleting water sources,
to irrigate our fields, to stave off water and power shortages
and to provide water for our daily needs.
At your command the wind and the seas obey.
Raise your hand, Almighty God,
to avert the continuing rise in temperatures
so that your people can engage in productive undertakings
and our young people can pursue learning in tranquility and comfort.

Merciful and generous God,
open our eyes to the richness and beauty of your creation and instill in us a deep love for this earth
and all that is in and around it.
Teach us to be wise stewards of your creation
so that we may always use them responsibly
and protect them from abuse and exploitation.
At this time of crisis, dear Lord,
move us to share more, to serve more and to love more.

Loving God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
you entrusted the Filipino people
to the special care of Mary our Mother,
listen to the prayers that we bring up to her, our Blessed Mother, to intercede for us, for the protection of our land and our people, whom she loves.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us. Saint Rose of Lima, pray for us. Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, pray for us. Saint Pedro Calungsod, pray for us.