Christians, Muslims pray for peace

Christians, Muslims pray for peace
Christians, Muslims pray for peace
Christians and Muslims pray together for peace in the country during a service at the Amoranto Theatre in Quezon City on Friday, July 7, 2017.

MANILA— Two groups with different faiths came together Friday to pray and overcome divisions in the Philippines.

Amid the ongoing crisis Marawi City, Christians and Muslims come together in Quezon City to pray for peace and show support.

It was a simultaneously activity held across the country at 12 noon and initiated by the Pasa Lord Movement, an organization of different religious denominations.

In Quezon City, more than 1,000 people gathered at the Amoranto Theatre and recited the one-minute “Prayer for Peace in the Philippines” at 12 noon with their hands clasped over their heart.

“Prayer changes things. If all of us will pray for a minute everyday, regardless of religion, peace will reign in our country,” said Lourdes “Bing” Pimentel, the movement’s founder.

“We all have a grain of mustard seed of prayer,” she said. “You can move mountains here and there and you will have the power to do what seems to be impossible.”

Pimentel also called on Filipinos to spare a minute of prayer every noontime “until peace regins in our land.”

“We must keep on praying everyday until peace reigns in our land. Let us make this our 12 o’clock habit,” she said.

The Pasa Lord Movement is composed of representatives from various faiths and denominations, including Catholics, Muslims, Protestants, Evangelicals, and Charismatic Christian groups. JULIA OCAYA, UST INTERN/CBCPNews