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English: Philippines (dark green) / ASEAN (dar...As we sit comfortably in our homes tonight, the people of the Philippines are being besieged by Super Typhoon Kaiyan. Analysts have predicted the outcome to be catastrophic. Tonight, as we remember the Philippines in our prayers, my mind travels to a prayer found in the 1789 Book of Common Prayer (USA), particularly because the Kyrie Eleison can be found within it:

THOU O Lord, who stillest the raging of the sea, hear; hear us, and save us,that we perish not.

O blessed Saviour, who didst save thy disciples ready
to perish in a storm, hear us, and save us, we beseech thee.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
O Lord, hear us.
O Christ, hear us.

God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save us now and evermore. Amen.

-1789 Book of Common Prayer (USA)

May God protect the Philippines in His mercy!

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