MANILA The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution declaring every first Thursday of February, starting this year and every year thereafter, as the Synchronized National Interfaith Prayers for Peace and Reconciliation.
Senate Resolution 1002, filed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III, is aimed at encouraging and persuading all Filipinos, regardless of their religion, to actively participate in reciting a universal prayer initiated by the PasaLord Prayer Movementthe Prayer for Peace in the Philippines.
The prayer activity is meant to intercede for peace, unity, and prosperity in the country.
"While it is expressly provided for in the provisions of the Constitution the separation of Church and State, it is believed that encouraging the people to pray as a single nation regardless of religion, cultural race and social stature in life will not violate any law," Sotto said.
It is noteworthy to cite that in the Philippine Senate or in other government bodies, whether in the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary, they start the day's work with a prayer to the Almighty God as it is believed that the Divine Providence will guide government officials to come up with policies and programs through God's mercy and intercession that is beneficial to the people and the entire nation, he added. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency