Tag: natural calamity
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192/365 Fire Hydrant — which is not a common sight in the streets of Metro Manila or probably I just don’t notice them.
193/365 The day typhoon Basyang hit Metro Manila, this was our source of light.
194/365 The wrath of the Typhoon Basyang… the trees fell due to the strong winds. This was taken at our village park.
195/365 Horse Tail plant
As typhoon Ondoy hit the Philippines this weekend, I was unaware of how destructive this typhoon will be when I woke up Saturday morning. To me it was supposed to be a special day, the day I am opening a new business venture – a loading station. I even invited a priest, who has been a long time friend to bless the store. In everything I do, I ask the Lord for blessing and this is no exception.
Had I known, I would not have pushed through with my store opening. After the blessing, we got out and headed home but to no avail, all the surrounding streets were flooded, waist high. With my friend priest still with me, we decided to go back inside store – the safest place where we can be at that moment. Four grueling hours after, when the continuous rain fall suddenly weakened, we decided to brave the streets, praying that we can find a safe passage home and we did.
As I came home, that’s when I realized how blessed we were. Watching the news, I was taken aback at how disastrous the typhoon was… it was as if the great flood during the time of Noah. With all that was happening, I lit up a candle and said my prayer of thanks– for sparing my family from harm, and a prayer of plea for the storm to calm down and for those people affected by this tragedy, that they be rescued.[caption id="attachment_128" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="In front of UERM, along Aurora Blvd. Taken by my brother who was trapped there"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_129" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Taken by my brother inside the compound of UERM Hospital"][/caption]
As we continue with our daily lives, let us not forget the people who, up to this very moment, are still experiencing the damage brought about by this natural disaster. Join me as I offer a prayer …
Eternal Father, you are the God of Compassion, we turn to you with our prayers for those families who were deeply affected by this calamity. Stunned by the recent events, we ask yo to calm the storm that threatens us. Send your spirit upon all the people so that they may feel the comfort of your love. We pray for those lives that were lost and bring hope to all those who have survived.
For all those who were spared, let us open our hearts to the cries of help, may we respond with generosity and compassion, remembering that You have always been there to alleviate our sufferings.
We ask this in the sweet name of Jesus, Amen.
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