Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Prayer Against Storms

So many tornadoes, so much devastation. It is incredible to watch the TV and computer reports of the areas which have been hit so hard. Lord, have mercy on all those affected!

It's looking like the St. Louis area is in for another severe weather day tomorrow. We keep this prayer posted in the basement area where we go when the sirens blow. It, along with our Rosary, offers much comfort to us all, but especially to the boys, who are particularly bothered when we are under tornado warnings. We've used it more often this year than we'd like, but thanks be to God, we have been kept safe and unharmed, even when one twister hit less than a half-mile from our home (the 12/31/10 tornado). And so I share it, again, with you:

The Prayer or Blessing Against Storms

(found on page 28 Pieta Prayer Book)

At each '†', make the Sign of The Cross

Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace.† God became man,† and the Word was made flesh.† Christ was born of a Virgin.† Christ suffered.† Christ was crucified.† Christ died.† Christ rose from the dead.† Christ ascended into Heaven.† Christ conquers.† Christ reigns.† Christ orders.† May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning† Christ went through their midst in Peace,† and the word was made flesh.† Christ is with us with Mary.† Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Generation of Juda, the Root David, has won.† Holy God!† Holy Powerful God!† Holy Immortal God!† Have mercy on us. Amen!

God bless you and keep you safe!

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