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Prayer to Calungsod

Blessed Pedro Calungsod, young migrant, student, catechist, missionary, faithful friend, martyr, you inspire us by your fidelity in times of adversity, by your courage in teaching the faith in the midst of hostility, and by your love in shedding your blood for the sake of the Gospel.

Make our troubles your own (here mention your request) and intercede for us before the throne of mercy and grace so that as we experience the help of heaven we may be encouraged to proclaim and live the Gospel here on earth. Amen. Inquirer Research

Sources: Facebook page of St. John of Sahagun Shrine (Toledo City, Cebu, Philippines); catholicweb.com

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  • Pablobnb

    People don’t pray to Pedro Calungsod but pray directly to God the Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
    If indeed Mr. Calungsod had been a true Christian and did a thing worthy of praise, then it is enough for us to give praise to God for such a brother in the faith. This is the correct reaction from a true believer in the Lord, after all every true believer of the Lord Jesus Christ is a saint and a priest. By praying to him to intercede in our behalf is to make him an antichrist for there is only one true intercessor and mediator between God and man – the Lord Jesus Christ!
    If Mr. Calungsod was indeed a true a Christian the he is now dead just like all the apostles and other believers who were before us, and they just as we the living believers in the Lord Jesus Christ also waits for our Lord’s return to transform us from this physical body into a glorious body the same that of the angels where we will have a life that will never end together with the Lord.
    Be informed by reading and studying reverently the words of God – the Bible so that we will not fall into error and will know what it is that God wants us to do.

    • just_anotherperson

      Jesus is the only mediator between man and God (1 Tim. 2:5), but this in no way means we cannot or should not ask our fellow Christians to pray with us and for us (1 Tim. 2:1–4). In particular, we should ask the intercession of those Christians in heaven, who have already had their sanctification completed, for “the prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects” (Jas. 5:16).

      • Pablobnb

        Yes we can ask other Christians who are still alive to pray for us but not those who already died, for they are already sleeping the sleep of death and are awaiting the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to awaken them to a life that never ends.
        I hope people will stand corrected with this error of praying to somebody who is already dead rather than praying directly to God.

      • just_anotherperson

        The New Testament speaks of judgment primarily in its aspect of the final encounter with Christ in his second coming, but also repeatedly affirms that each will be rewarded immediately after death in accordance with his works and faith. the parable of the poor man Lazarus and the words of Christ on the cross to the good thief, as well as other New Testament texts speak of a final destiny of the soul -a destiny which can be different for some and for others. REF: Lk 16:22; 23:43; Mt 16:26; 2 Cor 5:8; Phil 1:23; Heb 9:27;  12:23.

      • Pablobnb

        Indeed there is different destiny for the soul yet everyone who died still awaits the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to resurrect them from the dead, thus every believer of the Lord Jesus Christ can expect a life that is unending and in glory together with their reward (note that good works are rewarded but they are not the means to get save but only the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ after someone repents of his sins and accepts the Lord as his saviour) while those who rejected Him can expect the punishment they deserve.
        As far as the Bible is concerned only these two men did not taste death and were directly taken to heaven: Enoch and Elijah, though in some cases Moses also is considered as such but the rest of mankind will still have to wait for the second coming of the Lord Jesus in order for them to be resurrected.

  • Mario_Garcia

    Pater Noster
    Qui es in Caelis
    Sanctificetur Nomen Tuum
    Adveniat Regnum Tuum
    Fiat Voluntas Tua
    Sicut in Cielo et in Terra
    Panem Nostrum
    Quotidianum da nobis hodie
    Et dimitte nobis debita nostra
    Sicut et nos dimmittimus debitoribus nostris
    Et ne nos inducas in tentationem
    Sed libera nos a malo.

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