Let us pray for all those that are or will be affected by Hurricane Ike...
PRAYER FOR SAFETY IN HURRICANE SEASON
O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed Your orderand returned to its former quietude. You are still the Master of the 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 passing 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 calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem where a stormless eternity awaits us. Amen.
Most Rev. Maurice Schexnayder (1895-1981)Second Bishop of Lafayette