Prayer Before a Storm

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!

— Psalm 29:10-11, NRSV

Prayer_Before_a_StormGod of all Creation,
You fashioned heaven and earth, the sea and sky, and all creatures of the world.
You are the master of the seasons, and all of the elements obey your commands.
Even in all of your glory and greatness, you remain faithful to those who call on your name.

Be with those in the path of the storm.
Send your Spirit over the waters as you did at the dawn of time.
Speak your Word to calm the winds, rains and the hearts of those who are in its path.
Protect them from harm, bring them to safety and make of us a warm welcome.

We ask this in the name of Jesus, who walked on the water, calmed the waves and is ever-present in the storms we endure. Amen.

©The Catholic Health Association of the United States

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