Antipolo diocese prays for deliverance from COVID-19

Published July 4, 2020, 10:28 AM

by Christina Hermoso

The Diocese of Antipolo has released a prayer for deliverance against the coronavirus disease.

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In a video message, Diocese of Antipolo Bishop Francisco de Leon and Auxiliary Bishop Nolly Buco called on the faithful “to seek the Lord’s blessings and protection against COVID-19.”

The bishops expressed solidarity with them as they rallied the faithful of Antipolo to remain hopeful in the face of crisis.

“Diyos naming Makapangyarihan, kami ay nagpapasalamat sa biyaya ng buhay na Iyong ipinagkaloob at patuloy na ipinagkakaloob. Inilalapit namin sa Iyo ngayon ang aming mga kalooban na ikaw lamang ang nakakaalam sa kabila ng mga krisis ng aming nararanasan. Gayundin ang mga sakit at hinagpis ng aming mga kapatid na patuloy na tumatanaw sa isang maayos at payapang kinabukasan,” read part of the prayer for deliverance which is posted in

(Almighty God, we thank You for the gift of life that you gave and continues to sustain. We come to you with faith in your wisdom in the face of the crisis we are experiencing. We commend to you the pain and sufferings of our ailing brothers and sisters who seek deliverance and look forward to a better and more peaceful tomorrow.)

The Church leaders prayed for protection against the virus as well as healing and recovery for the afflicted. They expressed hope for an end to the pandemic around the world.

Bishop De Leon, earlier, urged the faithful to seek the intercession of San Roque, the patron saint against the plague.

The Department of Health has recorded more than 700 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Rizal, with majority of the cases recorded in Antipolo City.