Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A BLogger's Prayer

So compassionate, so faithful, so loving You are Our Father.

We ask You to increase our faith and our love for You that we may use blogging as an instrument to fulfill Your purposes. May we become bloggers of truth and promoters of peace.

Help us to be steadfast in our Christian commitment that visitors may find in our blogs a source of encouragement and inspiration. Give us strength to proclaim Your word, that we may play our part in breaking down the walls of hostility in the world and use our blogs to strengthen the bonds of friendship, solidarity and love.

Make our hearts meek and humble
that we may treat our readers as friends, not as unique hits,
that we may strive to change ourselves for the better more often than we pimp our site templates,
that we may find more time to ease the pain of someone in our own home than to reply to comments left by strangers,
that we may interact with our next door neighbors as often as we chat with our blogrolled friends,
that we may be more concerned about helping the less privileged than about the number of subscribers to our RSS feeds.

Deliver us, Father, from spams and viruses, from pride and selfishness, and from the temptation to replicate images without permission and copy ideas without crediting the original authors.

May we always be united as a network of bloggers and friends working together in Your name. May our blogs lead us closer to You.

We ask all these through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.


Composed by Rev. Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC. A Filipino MSC priest, who blogs & podcasts about his faith and ministry, as well as his advocacy for linux and the opensource.

As I browse the comments, it is note taking that some sectors of the society is already being to careful in using the word God in public prayer. Well part of the battle that the Pope Benedict XVI is waging to be included in the very constitution of the European Union. That history is clear that belief in God is part of the making of the European Union. Striking God out of the European union is a point of progress for atheists but not for those who believe that their is God.

It is nice to see that there are Filipino priest who are blogging. However, all of them have been exposed abroad maybe they know the importance of the use of internet. I think, I am the only one who have not left the country so far.

Many of my fellow priests in the diocese are not using the internet. It is not because they have no connection but simply they are not tune to it for the moment. I am already offering my service to post their materials online but until now there ae no takers. Some have given their consent but no material yet that they have sent.