Mac Murray

PSE’s Prayer for Cory Aquino

In PSE CURRENT Affairs on August 3, 2009 at 6:12 AM
Former Philippine President Cory Aquino

Former Philippine President Cory Aquino

(This was read on both trading floors on August 3, 2009 before trading opened.)

Lord, we thank you for sending us Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, who, by her good deeds and leadership has been your golden champion for truth, freedom, and peace in the Philippines. As a national treasure, her departure from this world is an immeasurable loss for the country, which has benefited from her services and sacrifices as both commander-in-chief and mother to the nation.

But as Cory Aquino joins You, our maker, she also transforms into an indestructible symbol of democracy for the world; a never-ending beacon of hope and strength for the Filipino people to keep a vigilant watch over freedom; and most importantly, the better half of an idea or belief, of which Ninoy Aquino is the other half, that the Filipino is worth dying for. And because ideas never die, our beloved Cory Aquino
will never really be far away from us.

With Cory’s death, let us remember our frailty and mortality that we may always live in the ways of Your commandments. Like her, may we be vigilant and prayerful, that when Your summons come for our departure from this world, we may go forth to meet You, happy with life, and ready to accept and rejoice in everlasting happiness.

President Cory, may your prayers even beyond this earthly existence protect and guide our stock market and make it a true instrument of national economic development so that it benefits the poorest of the poor for whom your vision of democratic change for the country was, ultimately, intended.

This we pray, in Christ’s holy name, Amen.

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