2nd Igorot European Consultation
29 May 2003-1 June 2003
By Cesar T. Taguba
God of our fathers,
our help in ages past,
our hope for the years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast
and our eternal home.
As we come to the end
of our successful and joyous
we offer our prayers of thanksgiving
for the blessings of life and fellowship.
It was your presence that forged our unity
and inspired us to dream dreams for ourselves,
for our families and the larger community.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be
Instruments for peace and justice.
We give special thanks for Dono who is celebrating
her 50th birthday anniversary.
We are grateful for her life of service to others.
May you continue to inspire and guide her
To play her role as a mother and a community leader,
May her family continue to be a source of strength
for other families especially those in need.
Be with us as we look forward to an evening
of joyous celebration of life through our songs, chants, dances.
Bless our endeavor to build
A community of concern and solidarity.
The Lord bless us and keep us
The Lord make his face to shine upon us
And give us peace
Now and forevermore.
In Jesus name.