Elections are in 9 days.
The battle intensifies.
I pray for the people at the battlefront.
That they may always remember what it means to fight the good fight.
To stand for integrity, honor and duty.
For the warriors who defend day in and day out. Who keep the fire alive.
Who remain firm, calm and composed even in the face of those who taunt.
For those waiting at home, the kids, that they may see how beautiful victory can be when wars are won by honest and loving men. (And women!)
For those in places of conflict, that they will rise and bring their strength alongside them when they choose to fight the good fight.
I pray for the Philippines–deeply and lovingly–as if it were mine.