Week 30, Sunday. Prayer "For an End to Storms"

As hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast of the United States, may the memory of a storm on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 4:35-41) be an occasion to confess and to live the Lordship of Jesus.

“He hushed the storm to silence, the waves of the sea were stilled!” Click for full Psalm.

(This prayer is taken from The Roman Missal, “Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions, #37:  For an End to Storms”)

O God, to Whose commands
all the elements give obedience,
we humbly entreat You,
that the still of fearsome storms
may turn a powerful menace
into an occasion for us to praise You.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God,
for ever and ever.