Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Prayers for Hurricane Season

Prayer for Protection from a Hurricane

O God, Master of this passing world,
hear the humble voices of your children. 
The Sea of Galilee obeyed your order
and returned to its former quietude;
you are still the Master of land and sea. 
We live in the shadow of a danger
over which we have no control. 
The Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant,
can awake from its seeming lethargy,
overstep its conventional boundaries,
invade our land and spread chaos and disaster. 
During this hurricane season,
we turn to You, O loving Father. 
Spare us from past tragedies
whose memories are still so vivid
and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal
with the passing of time. 
O Virgin, Star of the Sea,
Our Beloved Mother,
we ask you to plead with your Son in our behalf,
so that spared from the calamities common to this area
and animated with a true spirit of gratitude,
we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son
to reach the heavenly Jerusalem
where a storm-less eternity awaits us.

(Originally dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Audrey in 1957.  - Fr. Al Volpe, Cameron Parish, LA)

Prayer for Protection against Storms and Hurricanes

Our Father in Heaven
through the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor,
spare us during this Hurricane season from all harm. 
Protect us and our homes from all disasters of nature. 
Our Lady of Prompt Succor,
hasten to help us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Prayer to Avert Storms and Hurricanes 

Father, all the elements of nature obey your command. 
Calm the storms and hurricanes that threaten us
and turn our fear of your power into praise of your goodness. 
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. 

Source:  Archdiocese of New Orleans website (www.arch-no.org)

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