Danger from a hurricane now threatens the densely populated southeast coast of the United States. Storms are an opportunity to re-learn our utter helplessness before God and His creature, nature. For God created nature and it serves Him, though all the arrogant forces of the lord of this world would have us believe otherwise. Our Lord Jesus Christ taught us to pray to God as our loving Father. Now, we shall see His providence for us. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, merciful Savior, we place our trust in Thee!
For those in the path of the hurricane, we offer this prayer to protect our homes and families from danger of storms.
Family Prayer for Protection in the Storm
O Holy and merciful God, who rules the earth and sea, and commands the wind, the waves, and every force of nature, have mercy on Thy children, who are helpless before the wrathful weather, which threatens our homes and families. Lord Jesus, we turn to Thee as the Apostles did when frightened by the storm on the Sea of Galilee, trusting that if Thou wilt, Thou canst calm the storm and save us from all danger.
Most Blessed Virgin Mary, most merciful and loving Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and by His infinite mercy, our own Mother too, intercede for us in this great peril. Mediatrix of grace, grant us grace to offer all trials and dangers to Our Lord Jesus Christ through thine Immaculate Heart for love of Him, for reparation for sins, for the conversion of sinners and for our Pope and priests. Amen.
Prayer for God’s Blessing in Danger of Storms
(We pray this as we walk inside the house, pausing at each window and door. At each †, make the Sign of the Cross with Holy Water)
† Jesus Christ, the King of Glory has come in Peace.
† God became man,
† The Word was made flesh.
† Christ was born of Mary the Virgin.
† Christ went through their midst in Peace,
† Christ suffered.
† Christ was crucified.
† Christ died.
† Christ rose from the dead.
† Christ ascended into Heaven.
† Christ conquers.
† Christ reigns.
† Christ commands.
† Christ is with us with Mary, His Mother.
† May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning.
† Flee you enemy spirits – 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.
Let us pray,
Pater, Ave, and Gloria.
Eternal Father, by the Blood of Jesus have mercy; sign us with the Blood of the Immaculate Lamb Jesus Christ, as Thou didst sign the people of Israel, in order to deliver them from death: and Mary, Mother of mercy, pray to God and appease Him for us, and obtain for us the grace we ask.
Save us, Christ our Savior, by the virtue of Thy holy cross; Who did save Peter in the sea, have mercy on us. Amen.
Additionally, in times of danger to our families, the Glorious Mysteries of Our Lady’s Rosary are a great comfort. Children especially, benefit from the focus on the Victory of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother.
If you have additional devotions and would like to share them, please let us know. Thank you!
Please also consider this more recent post: Family Prayer in Time of Storm
† Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
~ by evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin. Give me strength against thine enemies.