Ed Note: As of 5 pm, September 9, 2017, Hurricane Irma has confounded all the weather experts and is now gathering strength in the very warm waters off the island of Cuba. Even if we discount the hyperbole and sensationalism of the weather news industry, this is a hugely significant storm with the potential for much harm. Please continue to pray both for those who suffered such losses from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and those who are awaiting the chastisement of Hurricane Irma in Florida.
For those in the projected path, please consider enthroning images of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts in your home, and consecrating your family and yourself. If you do not have an image of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts, there are many good sites for them to download and print. It has been given to Our Lady to defeat satan and his minions, consecrate yourself to her and trust her. She never forsakes her children!
Today, we add this Blessing in Tempests we received from a priest in the path of Hurricane Irma.
Blessing in Tempests
℣.From lightning, hail and bad weather
℟. Safeguard us, O Lord Jesus Christ.
℣. Show us, Lord, Thy mercy.
℟. And grant us Thy healing.
℣. O Lord, hear my prayer.
℟. And let my cry come unto Thee.
℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
We beseech Thee, Almighty God, by the intercession of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, the Holy Angels, Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Virgins, Widows and all thy Saints: that Thou wouldst grant us continual protection, send us clement weather, and pour out from heaven upon us sinners Thy protection against lightning and storms; that by the power of Thy right hand, Thou wouldst crush the powers of the air, which are ever envious of the human race. Through the same Christ our Lord.
Let us pray.
O God, Who is served by all creatures and Who established these movements of the air to the worship of Thy majesty, grant us the peace of Thy mercy, and keep the terrors of the air subdued; that we may experience the tranquility of those elements whose wrath we fear. Through the same Christ our Lord.
℣. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
℟. Now and forever.
℣. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
℟. Who created heaven and earth.
May the Blessing of Almighty God, † Father, Son and Holy Ghost come down upon us, this place and the fruits of the earth, and remain forever. ℟. Amen.
And now, we reprint this earlier post for all those in the path of Hurricane Irma:.
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! Immaculate and Merciful Heart of Mary, our Mother, pray for us!
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 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.
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 You signed 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 devotions and would like to share them, please let us know. Thank you!
† 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.