PRAYER: Greatest Weapon of all Time

Angel Lasona
Posted December 15, 2019 from Philippines

Today marks the first countdown of the ten days early morning Christmas masses, Misa de Gallo as what we call it. We started it though last night's, eight Pm mass with my two boys Gab and Mig. The boys were so ecstatic to see those vast Christmas decorations and lights that we ended up taking selfie shots in the Price Mansion here in Tacloban where the public throng in and out of it after the hour mass. 

At home last night, I came upon the post of World Pulse staff and sister Karen Quiñones, asking World Pulse sisters in Mindanao if they are just okay. Another intensity 6 something earthquake hits again. This news clenched my guts having remembered that I still even have to gathered the donated and my own preloved clothing and other necessities intended for typhoon Tisoy victims in Northern Samar. And here comes another disaster when it's just actually a few days before Christmas.

I can't help asking myself then, "Are we being punished?" "Is this the price of all the evils happening around in the society?"...ceaseless crimes where innocents sacrifices bloods... women and children raped and slained. Old men and women roam around the streets begging food. Young boys carrying around plastics of solvents and practicing petty crimes where they knowingly can just get away with having this juvenile protection policy. 

Are we made for this world or rather, is the world made for us? 

A basic question with unfathomable answer. For with it came yet again a series of other different questions....

"Are we safe in this world? Or is the world safe with us?" Ironic may it seems yet this is the unabashed truth. 

Every day is a struggling day for survival. Where there's no longer a balance of Yin and Yang. Negativity overlap positive outlooks in life. Darkness shrouded the last ounce of the rays of hope and light. Evils stinks and permeates the once clean and unpolluted air of the society. 

Do we still have the strength to combat and survive amongst all these atrocities? 

Yes!!! We need to keep pace with these everyday struggles, we need to keep our minds and senses alert, we need to wake up every day with extreme cautiousness if survival is our very first whim. We need to be flexible. We need to be resilient. Yes, resilient in the sense of making ourselves adapt to these inevitable circumstances around us yet sticking to our valued norms. 

The world was created for us, and we are created to make this world a better place for every living soul in it. It's never too late yet to spare ourselves from all these seven deadly sins that grip each soul of the humanity. Let's go back to our CREATOR. Let there be PEACE, JOY and WISDOM for everyone. Let's start among ourselves. Let's be more prayerful. PRAYER. It's the strongest weapon that no humankind invented but was just freely given to us. 

TOGETHER WE PRAY, TOGETHER WE WILL SURVIVE.

I pray with you sisters and brothers around the world... praying for those who need healing, praying for those abandon and sick, praying for those hungry and sleepless, praying for everyone to be safe in each every living journey here in this world.

THAT'S THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 

Thank you for reading. 

Love lots, 

Angel Lasona

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Tarke Edith
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Hello sister
Yes prayer move the mountains that stands on our way.
Indeed sis this world is made for us to live in it happyly not us made for the world to tument by disaster every now and then .
So we really have to praying every day .
Thank you very much sis for sharing with us .
A Mary xmas to you and your family also.

Angel Lasona
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Hello dearest sister, indeed prayer can move mountains, I personally attest to that. Happy holidays my dear. ❤️

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Hello, dear Sister Angel,

Thank you so much for writing about the two recent natural disasters that took place in our country. These catastrophes are so frequent I cannot catch up in writing anymore.

It's so nice to know that your thoughts resonated with mine in reflecting about what we are experiencing. It's not easy, right? While the victims/survivors of the past disasters are still trying to put their lives back, another typhoon or earthquake hits.

On the other side, I feel so encouraged with our fellow Pinoys for being resilient, generous, and kind-hearted, not to mention we still inject humor in the midst of these all.

We are a country with a strong faith in God because, at the end of the day, when human efforts fail us, we cling to the One who makes impossible things possible. And this is not just a simple belief. We encounter these miracles firsthand. So the more calamities come, the more our faith increases.

I truly appreciate you for writing this piece. Kudos to you and your sons for helping out. Hugs, dear sis!

Please continue writing! Maupay nga pasko!

Angel Lasona
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Maupay nga pasko dearest sis Karen! So happy to see you and sis Paulina just recently reunited again in cebu. I have noticed as well that you are promoting this brigade of helping out our sisters and brothers in the recent Mindanao quake. This is another sad catastrophe that actually enlightenment as the true spirit of Christmas.... Which is to give back to our Creator through solemn prayers instead of the lavish and gluttonous partying. God bless Us all.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Ahh yes, hope to meet with you again soon! Thank you, sis. The world needs more people who care.

I agree! Have a great weekend!

Wusufor
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Hi Angel,
I can see it's not really easy and comfortable at all waking up with earthquake and typoons :-( puha.

I don't know what I will do if am in such countries. You guys are very brave sisters honestly.

Prayer is very good, it's a means of communication with our creator. Like a mother and daughter conversation so is prayer between God and humans.

It's also help us have a calm heart during bad times like this. I pray a lot!
God's love for us is so much big that he can't afford to punish a whole nation because of this righteous servants. Just that it's an unforseen occurrences. The Bible mentioned of such incidence.

Sorry you are in the middle! I hope the best for all of you sister there. Always take safety precautions.

Hugs dear and take care of yourselves.

Angel Lasona
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

I so love you dear Lisbeth for all those nice prayers. Thank you. We Filipinos are indeed strongly tied with a single culture. And one of it is our strong faith in our Creator, hence, we do believe that we most safe under HIS loving protection. Happy holidays my dear sister.

maeann
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hi Teacher Angel,

Thank you. What matters is that we will not lose hope. As long as there is hope, there's something that we can do. But most of all in everything we hope, we should do it in action with love. For what else we can do as a human being, and that is to love despite.

Blessed Christmas.

May this season of trials with our fellow brother and sister in affected areas of earthquake and typhoon resonate with the spirit of love and hope.

Angel Lasona
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Thank you sis Mhe Ann for the ceaseless words of encouragement in our World Pulse for our fellow empowered women. More blessings for us then. Happy holidays to us dearest Ma'am. ❤️

Jill Langhus
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hi Angel,

I'm glad you're all safe and well. It's so sweet that Karen checks up on you all. I hope you, your family and all Filipinos for that matter, stay safe now and forevermore. Happy Holidays to you, dear!

XX

Angel Lasona
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Hello dearest Jill! ❤️
Your sweet words are always most look forward to. You always never fail to give some nice words to uplift a sis like me just like sis Karen. Good tidings my dear. ❤️

Jill Langhus
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Hello dear:-)

Aw, thanks you! Hey... how did you get the hearts to work?! Ha. My system always rejects almost all emojis on WP:-) Thanks for the great, heartfelt feedback! It means a lot.

Thank you!!

XX

Anita Shrestha
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Thank you for this story

Angel Lasona
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Thank you dear Anita. Love and wishes, ❤️❤️❤️

Akshaya9
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Hi Angel,
Thank you for sharing this. Indeed , we must not forget God. We must pray and seek help to Him. Hope you doing fine.
Maligayang Pasko

God bless!

Angel Lasona
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Ohh how nice to hear from another great featured storyteller like you dearest sis Akshaya9. So happy and felt more uplifted to be a part of this sisterhood. Godbless Us all. ❤️

Akshaya9
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Ohhh...wow! I'm speechless, hahaha. Thank you for a kind appreciation sis.

Take care!