Region 7 athletes pray for Manny’s success

At the Don Ricardo Briz Elementary School, the athletes of Central Visayas competing in the Palarong Pambansa will gather round a small altar with the Sr. Sto. Niño and say a prayer. Most of the time, they pray the rosary to say thanks or seek guidance for the athletes for who will be competing on […]

Say Your Prayers

Photo by Sun.Star CebuSinulog, considered to be Cebu’s grandest and biggest festival, is celebrated in honor of Sr. Sto. Niño.

This Sinulog season, let us not forget to give thanks to the Baby Jesus for all the blessings that we received. You can leave your prayers by posting them as comment below and Sun.Star will compile and forward your prayer petitions and send them to the Basilica del Sto. Niño church where they will be read during masses.

You can also say this prayer to Sto. Niño:

O Senor Santo Niño, you are our king and our God, we worship you. You are our strong defender, we turn to you. You are the patron of Cebu, the Philippines and the world, we come to you; You have made extraordinary wonders through your miraculous image in those chosen islands, remember us. Look down at this poor soul that comes to you for help. Lead us with Your wisdom; discipline us with your truth; console us with your tenderness, protect us with your might.

We consecrate today our thoughts of you, only with you shall they be occupied; our words, only of you shall they speak; our sufferings, that we may endure them for your sake. We beg you Señor Santo Niño, illumine our understanding, kindle our will, cleanse our body, sanctify our soul. We wish what you wish, because you wish, as you wish, as long as you wish.

Grant us, Señor Santo Niño, that we may feel love toward you, be strict toward ourselves be zealous toward our fellowmen, and rightly despise the things of the world. Help us to overcome sensuality with strict discipline, avariciousness with generosity, anger with gentleness, indolence with zealous industry. Make us wise in counsel, courageous in danger, patient in adversity, humble in prosperity.

Teach us, dear Santo Niño, how worthless is the world, how sublime is heaven, how brief is time, how long is eternity. Grant us, lastly, that we may remember you, adore you, love you and serve you here on earth that we may be happy with you forever and ever in heaven.

Amen

 

For those looking for the lyrics of the Bato Balani sa Gugma, a hymn for Sto. Niño, here is the lyrics:

Gozos

Batobalani sa gugma,
Sa daan tawo palanga.

KANAMO MALOOY KA UNTA
NGA KANIMO NANGILABA

Dinhi sa siudad sa Sugbo
ang matahum larawan.
sa unang mga misionero,
sa usang balay hipalgan.
Kanila ikaw nagpakita
gikan da sa imong gugma.

KANAMO MALOOY KA UNTA
NGA KANIMO NANGILABA

Giludhan ikaw gisingba
niadtong mga kaparian
sa tanan nga katawhan
sa mga ponoan nila:
kay sa pagtan-aw kanimo
Kristianos sila nahimo.

KANAMO MALOOY KA UNTA
NGA KANIMO NANGILABA

Ang singbahan gipatindog
niadtong mga tawhana,
aron ang larawan nimo
dunay usang puluyanan.
ug didto gihangyo nila
nga kaluyan nimo sila.

KANAMO MALOOY KA UNTA
NGA KANIMO NANGILABA

Nangayo kami kanimo
nga ang matahum mong larawan,
sa sulud sa kalag namo
makahimong puluyanan,
kay sa tanan kinahanglan
ikaw ang among dalangpan.

KANAMO MALOOY KA UNTA
NGA KANIMO NANGILABA