Let's all pray for the repose of the soul of our Former President Corazon Aquino who died at 3:18 this morning.
A PRAYER FOR A HAPPY DEATH
Almighty God, most merciful Father
You alone know the time
You alone know the hour
You alone know the moment
When I shall breathe my last.
So, remind me each day,
most loving Father
To be the best that I can be.
To be humble, to be kind,
To be patient, to be true.
To embrace what is good,
To reject what is evil,
To adore only You.
When the final moment does come
Let not my loved ones grieve for long.
Let them comfort each other
And let them know
how much happiness
They brought into my life.
Let them pray for me,
As I will continue to pray for them,
Hoping that they will always pray
for each other.
Let them know that they made possible
Whatever good I offered to our world.
And let them realize that our separation
Is just for a short while
As we prepare for our reunion in eternity.
Our Father in heaven,
You alone are my hope.
You alone are my salvation.
Thank you for your unconditional love, Amen.
I was fortunate enough to have grown up during the time of Corazon Aquino's regime. I don't recall it being a very quiet time for the country, but I do remember it being more peaceful than the regime before it.
I don't personally know Tita Cory, the only time I had an inkling of her presence was back in first grade when during our Field Trip in Malacañang, our teachers told us to keep quiet because the President was sleeping in her room.
But I've always admired her. She was a very strong woman. Even in the face of death, she was unafraid. She faced the harshest of enemies, from a tyrannical dictator to unending coup attempts, even a couple of national calamities during her term and finally cancer. She braved them all with a straight face. Her only weapon, her faith.
I was browsing through the article written about her when she became Time's Woman of the Year, and I can't help but be astonished by what Cory, and her faith has achieved. A plain housewife who became a nation's commander-in-chief. As noted, I agree "Ninoy's destiny is to be assassinated, and hers is the presidency."
She is a great loss to the country. And today is a sad day for Filipinos indeed.