All Embracing Mother God, with grateful hearts we continue to say THANK YOU for all the blessing you bestowed upon us especially the breath of life, the sisterhood, the friendship, the fellowship and our womanhood. The delight we feel and enjoy with each other amidst sacrifices in life, as we endure to share each other’s load amidst life struggles for decent living; to end all kinds of violence inflicted unto us, our children and environment.
Continue to touch others collectively to enable us to break our silence; without ceasing we will gyrate our hips and bodies to express our very strong resistance for the injustices and violence of this world.
Dearest Loving and Caring God, we thank you for keeping us united-spirited-women of faith stronger, being resilient despite of typhoons and storm surges we experience in our lives; jubilant even with tears in our eyes as we continue to listen, to hear, to feel each other’s life stories, and life experiences encountered in our daily lives.
You continue to inspire us with your Great Example through your persistent call to serve the least of our brothers and sisters; to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with you, O God; reminding us daily the divinity you shared to each one of us to use it, to express it, to complete the fullness of our humanity in order we can experience bounty, just and peaceful living.
We bow our heads; we fold our knees in supplication, we entreat you, our Parent God to keep us going; to keep us moving.
Continue to give us the willpower to say NO to all the injustices occurring in our individual lives, in the churches, in the communities, in the whole world.
Enable us to bring our heads up, to acknowledge our womanhood and the courage to salute and even to raise our hands into fists.
Give us the strength to bring our murmurs, our laments, our cries into an explosive shout of RESISTANCE! Through prayers, poems, songs and dances and our struggles.
With you in our midst, we can surely face life’s challenges because you never keep your distance from us, you are our life’s companion; you let us feel your guidance and presence, and make us aware of our strength; ever affirming us that we are also your God’s image and likeness.
Thus, we are always grateful to you, our Creator God because you created us, WOMEN into this world; not only to make love, to produce babies and to fill the word with humans; not only to care the children, but to nurture them into responsible men and women; not just as entertainers, domestic helpers nor low-paid labourers; not just being women to please men; men to please women.
You invited us to your sacred places, altars and holy of holies ; You share us the calling of servanthood in all aspects of life.
You want us to be genuine instruments of your Love, Mercy and Service. You call us to be bearers of the Good News to the whole wide world.
Make us. Move us. Gather us in your arms. Let us rise together in one accord celebrating the wholeness and fullness of our WOMANHOOD with the rest, those in need of truth in a just, loving, peaceful and abundant world: the promise of SHALOM, SALA’M!
Continue to lead us, O God of all heavens, vast universe, and the whole world. Continue to bless each one of us for another blissful year and many years to come with your inexorable love for all. AMEN.