World Vision to host National Prayer Assembly

Posted: 11/06/2012 in Advocacy

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World Vision to host National Prayer Assembly

Child-focused advocacy organization World Vision will host its first National Prayer Assembly on November 9, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum from 8:00am to 11:30am.

The event dubbed Mahal Ko ang Pilipinas National Prayer Assembly”, will be the largest gathering of World Vision stakeholders and partners, with an expected attendance of 12,000 participants. Gracing the event are President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and newly-appointed Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

In partnership with the K4 Philippines Prayer Movement,   World Vision hopes that the event  will unite people of different faiths and religious denominations to pray for the country and its leaders.

“The National Prayer Assembly is a way of celebrating our anniversary by committing to prayers our national leaders headed by the President. We want to have a transformed Philippines for the sake of Filipino children,”  said  Rev. Joey Umali,  Strategic Engagement Advisor of World Vision.

The program includes prayer intentions for the leaders of different government bureaucracies and departments,  non-government organizations (NGOs),  overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), r media organizations,  the Filipino families,  children and  youth, and for peace and economic stability  of the country.

Also joining the event are various Catholic, Christian and Muslim congregations and leaders, notably former WV Board Chairman Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez D.D.; former sponsored child Bishop Leo P. Alconga of the Philippines for Jesus Movement; Bishop Jonel Milan, D.D., president of K4 Philippines Prayer Movement  Bishop Fred Magbanua of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches; and Sheikh Ahmad G. Ampuan of the Ulama League of the Philippines, as well as celebrities Gary Valenciano with other World Vision Celebrity Advocates.

The prayer assembly culminates World Vision Philippines’ 55th Anniversary celebration, with the theme, “Sharing the Joy of Hope.” Admission is free. For tickets, call World Vision at 372-7777 or text K4 Phil at 0922-8227593 just Type <Name & Address, Church or School, Name & Address>

World Vision is an international Christian, child-focused, relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, their families, and communities worldwide to overcome poverty and injustice.

World Vision serves people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. We are respectful of other faiths and benefits. There are no conditions attached to our assistance other than human need.

For more information you may log on to or call hotline (02) 372-7777.

NOTE: With this we would like to have your confirmation of attendance (full names, number of correspondents & list of items/equipment) before 12nn tomorrow Nov 6, 2012 that will join to cover the National Prayer Assembly so we can have you included on our media guest list as special media passes will be provided. Limited passes have been allotted. Thank you very much!

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