CBCP issues prayer for village, SK polls

CBCP issues prayer for village, SK polls


May 3, 2018

Manila, Philippines

Catholic bishops have issued a prayer to be recited by churchgoers for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.

Released today by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, it asks for the “wisdom” to elect people “who will work for truth, justice, and the upliftment of human dignity”.

It also expresses the wish for a “gift of discernment” so that voters will elect candidates who will be able “to give a voice to the poor, the powerless, the abandoned, and the oppressed.”

Fr. Marvin Mejia, CBCP Secretary General, said it will be prayed in Masses from May 6 until May 13.

“It is suggested that it be said after the Post Communion Prayer of the Mass in all the masses,” according to him.

The prayer for the May 14 polls, which is available in English, Tagalog and Cebuano translations, was released on the eve of the start of the campaign period.