Lord God our Father,
We lift our voices in thanksgiving to Your Most Holy Name as we are gathered here for the International
Eucharistic Congress, we beseech You to send the Holy Spirit to inspire us that we may fully benefit from
this experience. Show us Your perfect plan and give us guidance and direction to thoroughly accomplish
the goals You have set before us.We also thank you for the gift of life. Help us to appreciate unique
dignity of every human person and the individual contribution they make to the world.
In Jesus name.
- Floriselle Gianne O. Sanchez 9D
You are the way, the truth, and the life. In dark moments of despair, shield us from evil,
guide us into the light, and give us strength to face all of these obstacles that keep us behind.
Our world today is a reflection of what we have become. We allowed crime, violence,
corruption, and all sorts of evil to overcome our world. This is because we have let our demons
encompass our souls which kept us aloof from the goodness that comes from God.
As we celebrate the coming of the IEC, let this be a solemn and tranquil moment for us
to fill our hearts, cleanse our souls, and strengthen our faith. Speak to us O Lord through this
Eucharistic Congress and gather us all into your loving arms as we bear witness to the real
presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. We pray for the utmost success of this celebration that we
may become changed persons of love, compassion, and goodness. Grant us, O Lord the
guidance of the Holy Spirit that it may teach us to come as one nation, one family, and one
heart through your body and blood. Let this celebration mould us into becoming good disciples
of your love and better brothers and sisters towards one another. O God, make this feeble
heart of ours parallel to yours and help us understand the meaning of life, love, and what it
means to be a child of God. All this we ask in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
-Marian Rose E. Abecia 9-D
Dear Lord, may you bless the young and old Catholics during the 51st International
Eucharistic Congress that will be held here in Cebu. We are gathered here as one,
Lord; may you continue to have your presence here in this event so that we will be able
to learn everything from you and make it a fruitful one. Touch the hearts of each one of
us. Protect us from any dangers and any form of disasters or calamities. Help us to
listen well the good morals that priests, bishops discuss it to all of us. May you create a
safe place for all of us this coming the 2016 IEC. This we ask through Christ our Lord.
– Olarve, Karen Jay Keziah A. 8A
Lord Jesus Christ,
We surrender our future to you. We receive every blessing; every miracle and
every healing you want to give to us. We place our entire lives to you. We surrender
our families and friends into your care, knowing that you them more than we can
ever love them. As we celebrate this once in a lifetime experience, the International
Eucharistic Celebration, we ask you to send your loving guidance and protection. As
we receive you body and blood, guide us with your presence within us so that it may
mold us to better Christian Community. May this sacrament that we will celebrate
urge us to have eternal life with you.
-Yula Reign Cabanada
May your Holy Spirit inflame our hearts, enliven our hope and open our minds, So that
together with our sisters and brothers in faith we may recognize you in the scriptures and in the
breaking of the bread. May your Holy Spirit transform us into one body and lead us to walk
humbly on the earth , in justice and love, as witnesses of your resurrection, You are the mystery
hidden from the ages and from generations past now manifested to us. You abide in your Church
in the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist. As we celebrate the Holy Eucharist and receive
your Body and Blood, grant us the awareness that your presence in us urges us to continue your
saving mission in the world. Send us your Holy Spirit, that he may lead us to walk humbly with
the poor and the marginalized, in the company of Mary, your most holy mother and ours.
O Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, to you be all honor and glory and praise in the unity of
the Father and the Holy Spirit. One God, forever and ever. Amen.
-Jezahlou Kirstin Hife
Thank You for the give of life You have showered upon us. I come before You Lord God to ask
You to bless the International Eucharistic congress with Your Holy Spirit that it may be
successful and that it may bring goodness to Your kingdom here on earth. Give us guidance
Lord as we continue our journey in the preparation of this most awaited gathering. Guide us
that we may be safe physically, emotionally and spiritually as we continue to spread Your good
news. Everything we do begins with You, the IEC continues with Your help and may it be done
with Your guidance. Watch over us o Lord that this celebration would be for Your greater glory.
Give us strength that despite the challenges we face we would be strong enough to survive. We
walk this journey with You beside us Lord, faithful and hopeful for the coming of Your heavenly
kingdom. May You bless us with abundance so that we may honor You with good works by
fulfilling Your dream of peace and sincerity in this world. Lord, guide us Your people that we
would always choose the good and that we would be against all evil. Purify all our hearts Lord
and let us see the importance of life. May we cherish each and every day and each and
everyone living upon this earth. Lord, thank You Lord for IEC. I promise to do my best to
contribute to this congregation. I would offer my time every night to pray for the success of this
event. Thank You Lord for everything. I trust in You in all things. In Your name I pray , to be all
honor and glory and praise in the unity of the Father and the Holy Spirit. One God, forever and
-Jorna Poala C. Fajardo, 9C
Prayers by: Jodi Marie Banzon – St. Theresa’s College-Cebu (STC), Grade 3B
Reyco Christian Lucero – STC, Grade 3B
Coreen Sofia Embalzado – STC, Grade 3B
Prayers by: Joachim Bilape – STC Grade 3C
Ashley Toribio – STC, Grade 3C
Prayers by: Anika Arcenas- STC, Grade 3A
Abby Binongo – STC, Grade 3C
Pangky Manguera – STC, Grade 3C
A SIMPLE PRAYER
Spirit of God,
Your blazing love encircles our embodied selves with praise and gratitude.
Source of illumination and guidance,
Be the radiant Light that directs our steps into discovering concrete, creative and
encouraging ways of integrating our body and soul in participative liturgy.
Sharpen our senses that we may feel you connecting us
In the daily events of life;
Hear and listen to your voice beckoning us to be rooted in you;
Savor every bit of you goodness multiplied every moment
If we only dare to awaken more fully our consciousness;
See you walking patiently with us on the road to growing together in faith.
Make our bodies eloquent in expressing who we are as you dream us to be.
And may we be eternally blessed with the goodness you reveal to us every day!
By Sr. Rochee P. Austria, ICM