LOOK! Mga Pari, Mananalangin Para Hindi Matuloy Ang Death Penalty! Payag Ba Kayo Na Hindi Ito Matuloy?

Dahil ang death penalty o parusang kamatayan ay naipasa na sa kongreso, nagkukumahug ngayon ang simabahang katoliko para kontrahin ito. Sa pangunguna ni Manila Archibishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, maglalabas daw sila ng panalangin na sasabihin sa mga misa sa panahon ng kapaskuhan.

Ito ang buong dasal na dapat sambitin ngayon panahon ng pasko.
Leader: Father, source and giver of life, we lift our hearts and voices to you. Help us to build a

society that truly chooses life in all situations.

Let our response be: Lord, heal our pain.

For those experiencing pain and anguish because of violence and crime,

Lord, heal our pain.

For perpetrators and victims of atrocities who both struggle with anger and hatred,

Lord, heal our pain.

For our broken world, enchained by the desire for revenge,

Lord, heal our pain.

For our wounded society misled by the illusion that one must take life in order to defend it.

Lord, heal our pain.

Leader: Let us say together: Help us to make peace.

For our country, tempted to accept violent revenge.

Help us to make peace.

For the conviction to recognize and uphold the dignity of all people.

Help us to make peace.

For the wisdom to see poverty, injustice and lack of educational and employment

opportunities as likely causes of criminality,

For guidance and compassion in addressing the pain of both victims and perpetrators of

wrong-doing, Help us to make peace.

For the fortitude to find solutions that protect the dignity of all people and bring about true reconciliation,

Help us to make peace.

For the inspiration to renew society on the basis of love and restorative justice,

Help us to make peace.

Leader: Let us pray

Father of compassion,

You let your rain fall on the just and the unjust.

Give us a heart like yours

so that we may love as You love,

even those who have caused us pain.

There is in our land a cry for vengeance and

a move to fill up death rows and kill offenders

but disguised as a call for justice.

Let true and lasting justice spring forth.

Jesus, our brother,

you suffered execution in the hands of the powerful

but you did not let hatred overcome you.

Help us to reach out to victims of violence

so that our enduring love may help heal their wounds.

Holy Spirit, Lord and Giver of Life

You strengthen us in the struggle for justice.

Help us to work tirelessly against state-sanctioned deathand to renew society in truth,

justice, love and respect

so that violence will cease and peace may prevail.

Amen.

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