CBCP: Manalangin ng Oratio Imperata vs patuloy na pag-uulan sa MM
HINIKAYAT ng Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) ang publiko na sama-samang, manalangin para sa Divine Providence upang matapos na ang kinakaharap na kalamidad sa Metro Manila at karating lalawigan at probinsya.
Ayon kay Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) secretary Msgr. Joselito Asis, hinimok nito ang mga katoliko na gawin ang “Oratio Imperata” upang makalaya at makaligtas sa mga kalamidad.
“The prayer was first said in the Diocese of Legazpi in 2009 after the province of Albay was severely damaged by a series of super typhoons,” ayon sa website ng CBCP.
Sinabi ni Msgr. Asis na kinakailangan ngayon ng mataimtim na pagdarasal dahil sa matinding pinsala dulot ng patuloy pa rin na pag-uulan.
Aniya, ang ilang araw na pag-uulan na nagdulot ng malawakang pagbaha sa Metro Manila, probinsya at karating lalawigan ay nagdulot din ng 19 na casualties at puwersahang suspension ng klase, trabaho sa mga apektadong lugar.
“In the Oratio, the faithful ask for forgiveness for not taking good care of the environment, and that phenomena like global warming, floods and other natural calamities are the consequences,” ayon pa sa site ng CBCP.
Dasalin para sa Oratio:
Almighty Father, we raise our hearts to You in gratitude for the wonders of creation of which we are part, for Your providence in sustaining us in our needs, and for Your wisdom that guides the course of the universe.
We acknowledge our sins against You and the rest of creation.
We have not been good stewards of Nature.
We have confused Your command to subdue the earth.
The environment is made to suffer our wrongdoing, and now we reap the harvest of our abuse and indifference.
Global warming is upon us. Typhoons, floods, volcanic eruption, and other natural calamities occur in increasing number and intensity.
We turn to You, our loving Father, and beg forgiveness for our sins.
We ask that we, our loved ones and our hard earned possessions be spared from the threat of calamities, natural and man-made.
We beseech You to inspire us all to grow into responsible stewards of Your creation, and generous neighbors to those in need. Amen.