Our Lord Jesus called upon his disciples to always be watchful and to intimately commune with God in prayer at all times, because a time is coming when evil in the world will finally be judged and God's will shall be fulfilled on earth as it is in heaven.
With the crisis in Sabah escalating, the peace process in Mindanao under threat, and no immediate solutions in sight to uplift the lives of the poorest of the poor, even as the economy is poised for rapid growth, the country needs people who will stand in the gap, to be on their knees in prayer in the areas in our country where there is hopelessness, brokenness and discord; where there is pain, suffering, death and the presence of evil.
We are that people. We hear the Lord's call for us to stand in the gap. And may His will be done in our country, as it is in heaven.
The coming elections this May 2013 provides us the opportunity to come together for prayer as God's people in the Philippines, so that we may intercede for our country, and so that the Lord may grant us favor by appointing god-fearing and righteous leaders to govern the country.
We invite you to join us in a nationwide gathering for prayer. Under the banner, Watch and Pray for H.O.P.E., and organized under Votenet Philippines, we sound the call for people in the churches to gather as one in prayer, and respond to the challenge to act as watchers so that the country may have Honest, Orderly, Peaceful Elections this coming May 13, 2013.
The event will be on April 27, 2013, from 8 to 11 am. In Metro Manila, the gathering will be held at the Bulwagan ng Panginoon of Day by Day Ministries at the Folk Arts Theater, CCP Complex. It will be preceded by a 5k fun run, IRun for HOPE at the CCP complex, from 5-7am. We hope to gather as many 5,000-7,000 for both event.
And we look forward to having church groups and ministerial fellowships in as many as 20 cities all over the country joining in the prayer, all at the same time. We'd like to see your church, and the ministerial fellowship in your area joining in as well.
For more information about how you can join us in this gathering and find how you can participate, please call the Philippine Council for Evangelical Churches Office: (+ 632) 913.1655 to 57, and ask for Jo Eguico.
BISHOP EFRAIM M. TENDERO, D.D., D.L.
CHIEF JUSTICE REYNATO PUNO (RET)