This June, as we celebrate the Philippines’ 114th year of independence, we remember the sacrifices made by our valiant heroes, we commemorate the battles fought on our shores, and we honor the day we became united as one country.
But despite the freedom we’ve been savoring for more than a century, there are old and new problems that continue to challenge our society…
- issues that confront the family: Reproductive Health Bill, divorce, same-sex marriage. Will this build up or tear down society’s basic unit?
- the clash of the Church against popular beliefs and mainstream media: Does the Cross still hold strong ground in Asia’s oldest Christian nation?
- the uphill battle for a corrupt-free government: Will our generation finally see a Philippine government that can be fully trusted?
- territorial dispute with China: Where will our tense face-off with Asia’s Awakening Giant lead us?
Our headlines bring us so much confusion and hopelessness, and in times like these that it is best to cry out to God.
As our Sovereign Lord promised in the Bible: “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Together, let us exercise our prayer muscles as we intercede for the nation! Tune in to The 700 Club Asia’s special broadcast from June 11 to 15, when every Filipino will PUSH Pilipinas!
As one free nation bearing the bayanihan spirit, let us rally for prayer warriors who will PUSH—Pray Until Something Happens—until God moves mightily in our country!
Make sure to catch PUSH Pilipinas—a timely “prayerthon” for our beloved nation—on GMA News TV, June 11 to 15 at 11 p.m. | by Deb Bataller and Lawrence San Diego, CBN Asia
What is your prayer for the Philippines?
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