Candle lighting, prayer for peace PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 September 2013 15:38

With the mounting call for peaceful resolution of the Zamboanga City crisis, prayer for peace unified the city’s stand against violence.

Fear and anguish brought by gunfire, hostage taking, panic buying and uncontrolled violence have demoralized the city.    Despite everything, the city’s hope for peaceful resolution of the crisis, drummed up the call for ceasefire as shown in the lighting of candles in many roadsides and homes Tuesday night. This was accompanied by prayers symbolizing the solidarity of the people in upholding the “pledge of maintaining the city’s welfare”.

Last Tuesday,night’s“Prayer for Peace” pushed the city’s ground to unite as one in attaining peaceful ending of the crisis.

The prayer also encouraged the people to move as a rational vigilant creating a unified force that will show the city will fight not with guns but peacefully, with guidance from Almighty God.

The candle lighting Tuesday expressed the people’s craving for peace, a cry of the people to stop violence, the unity of the public

The “Prayer for Peace” was initiated by “Dateline Teleradyo” anchored by Ronnie LLedo. It was joined by OIC, Archbishop of Zamboanga City Msgr. Crisologo Manongas ,Prof. Alih Yacub of Peace Advocate of Zamboanga and the city government as well the entire community of Zamboanga City. — Gerald C. Belleza, WMSU Masscom  intern