Which comes first, the national anthem or invocation?

@cearn25 (3460)
Philippines
February 5, 2012 3:12am CST
I am making this program for our Seminar Workshop in my subject Personality Development. I am tasked for this along with the making of video presentations for the National Anthem and Invocation Prayer. In the middle of program-making, I am confused with which should comes first. Is it the National Anthem or Invocation? Thanks in advance mylotters!
7 responses
@thesids (22582)
• Bhubaneswar, India
5 Feb 12
hi cearn I think the rules and sentiments of the people attending should be given a preference. There are some countries where the Anthem Goes First - and the sentiments run strong - so if you put it second, you might face severe objections and unhealthy criticism. Personally, National Anthem should precede just because it is more universal than many religions in the country and as it is a students meet/seminar, you are surely going to have students from different religions of the country as participants
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
5 Feb 12
Good thing my audience are just my classmates. I have decided to take National Anthem first then the Invocation song. It is really important to make it sure what should comes first knowing that my audience will somehow put an emphasis on it. Thank you thesids. I learned a lot from you.
@thesids (22582)
• Bhubaneswar, India
6 Feb 12
If it helped anyway... Great for me Waiting to hear how it all went
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
Yes it did helped me a lot. The 1st day of the program was a success although there are only few of my classmates attended because of they are afraid of the aftershocks of the earthquake. Hoping by the 2nd day there will be a lot who will see our seminar.
@leinrix (489)
• Philippines
5 Feb 12
i think it is really the invocation that comes first then the national anthem i attended lot of programs but never experience first that the national anthem comes first
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
5 Feb 12
As for me, I have already attended a lot of seminars, conventions and other group meetings. I didn't realized on the importance of this things. Just now that I am tasked to make a program flow.
@leinrix (489)
• Philippines
5 Feb 12
maybe its to put God first above everything that is why the invocation always comes first besides people will criticize you if you put the national anthem first we do know that criticism are everywhere and anywhere
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
Thank you for your suggestions Leinrix. I have to decide now what should I put first. Actually I have printed already the program and there in the program, I put first the invocation then the national anthem. I am just confused on what should be the flow between these things.
@champoy186 (1638)
• Philippines
7 Feb 12
I guess invocation prayer should comes first. This is what I've observed when I joined in a seminar. After the prayer, the emcee will tell the people to remaining standing and sing the national anthem. I hope this helps you!
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
Thanks a lot champoy186! Yes, I let the invocation in the first part of the program then next is the national anthem. I think it is the most common and I also think it depends on the kind of event.
6 Feb 12
hi girl! I was also making invocation prayer and national anthem in our program at my work in the school,and the first thing to come out is invocation then 2nd is the national anthem, believe me. That's the proper.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
Thank you girl! I have already printed out the program. I had it with me already before I asked this discussion. But I was confused, I don't know why thinking that I made a mistake or what. I just hope my classmates will not react negatively on how I made the program. God bless and good luck to us!
@Graceekwenx (3169)
• Philippines
5 Feb 12
National anthem it is!!!
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
I have read a blog about this discussion of mine, he stated that it should be the national anthem be put first because it is in the law.
@watergirl (569)
• Philippines
5 Feb 12
Invocation usually comes first. After the prayer, the emcee would say, "please remain standing for the singing of the national anthem." I think it helps to remember that love of God should come before love of country.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
5 Feb 12
Thank you for that. I also heard an emcee of a program saying it. I have decided to just make first the national anthem then the invocation. I hope our seminar workshop will be a successful one!
@sabado_dc (1001)
• Philippines
5 Feb 12
In the Philippines, Singing of the song, 'Lupang Hinirang' which is our national anthem comes first.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
5 Feb 12
I have read the programs of the seminars that I have attended before, it seems like in one program, it is the invocation and the other it is the national anthem. But since I am in the Philippines, I have to live by the rule. I will have Lupang Hinirang, Philippine national anthem first before the invocation. Thank you sabado_dc. Much help. I owe you big.