Oct 3, 2007

Hunk Alfred Vargas writes a prayer for actors

Gorgeous Alfred Vargas and multi-awarded director Maryo J. delos Reyes shared a prayer each for the prayer book “Straight From The Heart.” The said prayer book was launched at St. Paul ’s bookstore SM Megamall branch last Friday which was attended by both the actor and the director. Also present there was Rev. Fr. Mario Jose C. Ladra who compiled the prayers in the book.
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Alfred was flattered with the chance to given him to contribute a prayer. “It’s an honor for me to have been asked to contribute a prayer,” whose prayer is entitled A Prayer of a TV and Movie Actor/Actress.

“This is also my way of showing my appreciation and thanks to the Lord for the blessings that He has given me.”

He wishes that even his co-actors would also find good use of the prayer that he gave for the book. “I’ve been using this prayer ever since. The basic message na nasa prayer, iyon talaga ang dinarasal ko. I was able to articulate my thoughts here in the book kasi binuo ko ang dasal,” says Alfred who came from a conservative and deeply religious family.

It was Fr. Mar who blessed Alfred’s new house. He’s also a friend of the actor’s grandmother.

Part of the proceeds of sales of “Straight from the Heart” will go to the vocation and scholarship program of Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary Alumni Association, of which Direk Maryo J is the president. Direk Maryo also contributed a prayer in the book.

Here’s the prayer written by Alfred Vargas:

Lord Jesus Christ, to be an actor/actress is to be your instrument in showing the beauty, drama, and meaning of life you have given us on earth.

Today, as I take on the demanding responsibilities of being your servant, grant me —a healthy body to welcome the Holy Spirit and be my strength against stress, pressures, and any physical threats;
—a clean soul to battle temptations of fame, fortune, selfishness, and vanity; —and a sincere heart to effectively communicate your message in every scene that I do to all who are watching.

I humbly ask all these qualities from you, Lord Jesus Christ, for it is only with a healthy body, a clean soul, and a sincere heart that I can truly serve you as an actor/actress.

Thank you for giving me the chance to be who you want me to be.

I offer everything back to you.

May your glory remain in my heart forever and ever.


“Straight from the Heart” (A Prayer Companion) is available at all St. Paul’s outlets. For inquiries, call 895-9701 to 04 and 896-6771.

Aster Amoyo
People's Journal

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