Lord, Heal our Land : A summon to prayer and action from the CBCP

Dear Brothers and Partners, 

We share with you the Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Lord, Heal Our Land. We enjoin your communities to heed the call of our pastors to pray for the healing of our nation.  Let us mourn for the poor and powerless who have fallen victim to the relentless killings, violence and impunity that have marked our nation’s search for well-being.  Let us pray for the comfortable and the fearful, who have succumbed to indifference and apathy. 

Through whatever means that is appropriate to your community, let us express our solidarity with the Church, by observing the forty days of prayer from September 23 to November 1.   In our contemplation of these mysteries we live, may the consciousness we seek be ours and may our grieving bear fruit in acts of courage and compassion.