Hiniling ng mga Katolikong pari sa mga mananampalataya na magdaos ng prayer vigil sa disperas ng eleksyon ngayong Linggo upang humingi ng gabay mula sa Banal na Espiritu sa pagpili ng pinakaiinam na maging susunod na mga pinuno ng bansa.
“I urge people to first turn to God and have prayer vigil on May 8 to May 9 for the Holy Spirit to guide us to choose right persons who would lead our nation,” sabi ni Basilan Bishop Martin Jumoad.
Umapela rin ang obispo sa mga mananampalataya sa kanyang diocese na iboto ang mga kandidatong “God-fearing and have the true spirit of public service.”
“After a prayerful discernment, go to your precinct early morning and vote according according to the dictates of your conscience,” ani Jumoad.
Hiniling din ni Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos sa mga Katoliko na manalangin para sa isang malinis, ligtas at tapat na eleksyon.
Naglabas pa si Santos ng panalangin para sa payapa at may kredibilidad na halalan bukas:
“O Lord Jesus, our good Shepherd and benevolent Sower, as we go out to vote, walk with us to safety and to a moral decision. We should not be intimidated by show of force, nor carried away by instant promises of jobs and false securities. We should not be moved by sense of gratitude or by padrino system, nor be bought by money or by promotions and assurances of government positions.
“O Lord Jesus, as we go out to vote, come with us and remind us that: our vote is our right, it is our moral choice, our vote must be based on the dictate of our conscience, and will decide our future.
“O Lord Jesus, as we go out to vote, please grant us the grace and wisdom to cast out our vote for the glory of God, for the good of our province [Bataan] and of our country, for the welfare and well-being of our community, and of everybody, and especially for our own personal sanctification. We humbly pray, o Lord Jesus, for a clean, safe and honest election.
“We humbly implore you, o Lord Jesus, our good Shepherd and benevolent Sower, for a peaceful and responsible election. Amen.” (LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO)