Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A little nervous....

I love the summer, but this time of year brings hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. I have a great fear of these powerful storms. The current prediction for Gustav includes our area.

Please join me in prayer.
Prayer for Hurricane Season
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 danger over which we have no control; the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, 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 on 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.