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I heard the news on the radio on my way home. At work, a colleague got an sms from a friend that Cory passed away. Her cancer finally took over her body.

In the cab, I heard the reporter read a passage of Cory's prayer before her death. Apparently, she penned this down weeks after they found out she has Colon Cancer. After the reporter read a few lines, I got goosebumps.

Sure, her presidency was not perfect, but is there such a thing? Whatever your religion may be, whatever side of politics you belong to, death is death. And whether there is an afterlife or not, nobody will find out until the time when you, yourself will face death. The important question is, what have you done with your life?

Anyway, I finally found a copy of the prayer online.



Prayer for a Happy Death
by Corazon Aquino

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 the 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.

3 comments:

How beautiful.Even in the face of death,she remained grateful,humble and thoughtful for her loved ones.Her faith in God didn't waver. Some people would have questioned God if it happened to them.

Hey Miss Zee,

Thanks for visiting my blog. As for your query, the music played is Johann Sebastian Bach's Air on a G String (or simply, Air in G).

cheers

femmepower - Indeed. I could not imagine living and having my last days on earth like that. And she is a great example and symbol of the Filipina woman.

Rosen Kavalier - Thanks for giving the title! Btw, nice name.

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