2/24/2011

A Prayer For OFW

Dear God,


You crossed every border between divinity and

humanity to make your home with us. Bless our fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters

who have travelled to foreign lands with faith in their heart leaving their

families behind as they break through the barriers of people, cultures, and languages

to escape oppression and poverty.

There are

many things going on that are beyond us even with our collective power. We come

to thee in supplication and heartfelt pleadings as we are mindful of the ordeals

of others.

We thank thee for hearing the prayers of your

people as China grant reprieve to our three OFWs and may the Chinese government

grant a lesser penalty to their case.

We pray for the thousands of OFWs who were incarcerated

and imprisoned in the Middle East, Asia and other continents, may thou please grant

them the chance to get back to their families and find a new life, justice and

freedom as they entrust their lives into thy hands. May Thou enlighten our leaders

to put the plights of distressed OFWs as a priority and withdraw from plans to

cut the DFA social service and legal assistance funds.

We

pray to Thee that our OFWs in Taiwan will soon be reprieved of taking all the

heat of the current Taiwan-Philippines rift. May the government emissary would

soon find resolution to this issue so that those more than five thousand

scheduled for deployment will now be allowed to take on their jobs, and

the nearly a hundred thousand currently employed may keep their jobs and be

able to sustain their families.


We pray that may Thou please keep our overseas

Filipinos safe in the escalating conflict in countries where democratic

renaissance in Muslim nations is unfolding from Morocco, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain

and Libya as they await the immediate repatriation efforts being taken by our

government agencies.

We pray for Thy protection

and guidance of the more than thirty thousand OFW’s in Libya. May their

families in the Philippines be freed from fear and worries of their condition

and that the OFWs safety is assured despite the worsening condition.

We

pray that may Thou save from harm our Filipino workers in war torn countries of

Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as OFWs in Nigeria, Somalia, Lebanon and Jordan,

who have taken great risks to continue their fight against poverty to support

their families in the Philippines despite of the work deployment ban imposed in

these countries.


We pray for the safety of the Filipino nurses trapped in the

rubbles during the earthquake in New Zealand, and the rest of the OFWs and

Expats around the world who are suffering from natural calamities, diseases and

injustices that they may find comfort through faith in Thee.

Hear our prayer Lord, to end the corruption that has

become the plague of our nation, to end poverty that afflicts and besets Thy

people, to end violence and war that displaces millions of our Filipinos from

their homes, which separate, divide and break families.

As we await for the signs of time when the Filipinos around

the world, the fathers and mothers brothers and sisters, and sons and daughters

may be reunited as one happy family.

We pray for Thine tender love and kind mercy, with our

faith, with our hope, with our love to thee, we pray for power greater than us

all, we pray for divine intervention.

5 comments:

witsandnuts said...

Amen!

sheng said...

Amen.

I am with you in prayer.

dong ho said...

Amen to this. sana mabawasan na ang mga kaguluhan sa ibang bansa.

Nebz said...

Ditto to that. And as the message I left to Kenjie, I say let's also pray for the rest of the people -- non-Filipinos included -- who were affected by these calamities.

Our kabayans can always go home -- while those directly hit by different events have nowhere to go but survive in their homeland.

Musta na ba Mr Ever? Kelan ba ang EB natin?

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