Venerable Petition for Those in the Path of the Hurricane

Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace. † God became man, † and the Word was made flesh. † Christ was born of a Virgin. † Christ suffered. † Christ was crucified. † Christ died. † Christ rose from the dead. † Christ ascended into Heaven. † Christ conquers. † Christ reigns. † Christ orders. † May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning † Christ went through their midst in Peace, † and the Word was made Flesh. † Christ is with us with Mary. † Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Generation of Judah, the Root David, has won. † Holy God! † Holy Powerful God! † Holy Immortal God! † Have mercy on us. Amen!

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10 comments on “Venerable Petition for Those in the Path of the Hurricane

  1. The invocation was copied from a FB post. There may be a typo or other error in it but it appears substantially correct.

  2. Thank you. Offered this prayer today for all those in harm’s way.

  3. Hasn’t hit us in force yet, but winds are beginning to gust and the rain is steady. I’m about 10 miles north of ft lauderdale.

    Holy Mary pray for us now
    and at the hour of death amen.

    • Looks like it’s already passed you by. It’s going to whack Melbourne in the early morning.

      Hey, what’s 100% humidity like? If you have the AC on, don’t say anything lest the Vatican Uber Alles come get you.

    • You still alive? You’re supposed to be dead. Hillary said this proves Trump is unfit to be pres. Deplorables like him caused this horror. She needed some bodies.

      Wait … I think you did OK. I’m sure we’ll hear how Hillary and Obama saved your life. Bet you didn’t realize how lucky you are. Shep Smith on Fox was saying you all would be dead if the storm moved 20 mi west. Matthew didn’t help HRC, and the main damage is fag Shep’s mascara is running.

  4. Haiti really took a beating. I heard that Food for the Poor is helping. They seem to be an OK charity.

  5. PROCESSION FOR AVERTING TEMPEST [Better in Latin, but here is the English from the old Roman Ritual at Sancta Missa; hat-tip to Fr. Z]

    The church bells are rung, and all who can assemble in church. Then the Litany of the Saints is said, in which the following invocation is said twice:

    From lightning and tempest, Lord, deliver us.

    At the end of the litany the following is added:

    P: Our Father (the rest inaudibly until:)
    P: And lead us not into temptation.
    All: But deliver us from evil.
    Psalm 147
    P: Glorify the Lord, O Jerusalem; * praise your God, O Sion.
    All: For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; * He has blessed your children within you.
    P: He has granted peace in your borders; * with the best of wheat He fills you.
    All: He sends forth His command to the earth; * swiftly runs His word!
    P: He spreads snow like wool; * He strews frost like ashes.
    All: He scatters His hail like crumbs; * the waters freeze before His cold.
    P: He sends His word and melts them; * He lets His breeze blow and the waters run.
    All: He has proclaimed His word to Jacob, * His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.
    P: He has not done thus for any other nation; * He has not made known His ordinances to them.
    All: Glory be to the Father.
    P: As it was in the beginning.
    P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
    All: Who made heaven and earth.
    P: Lord, show us your mercy.
    All: And grant us your salvation.
    P: Help us, O God, our Savior.
    All: And deliver us, O Lord, for your name’s sake.
    P: Let the enemy have no power over us.
    All: And the son of iniquity be powerless to harm us.
    P: May your mercy, Lord, remain with us always.
    All: For we put our whole trust in you.
    P: Save your faithful people, Lord.
    All: Bless all who belong to you.
    P: You withhold no good thing from those who walk in sincerity.
    All: Lord of hosts, happy the men who trust in you.
    P: Lord, heed my prayer.
    All: And let my cry be heard by you.
    P: The Lord be with you.
    All: May He also be with you. [oooops]

    Let us pray.
    God, who are offended by our sins but appeased by our penances, may it please you to hear the entreaties of your people and to turn away the stripes that our transgressions rightly deserve.

    We beg you, Lord, to repel the wicked spirits from your family, and to ward off the destructive tempestuous winds.

    Almighty everlasting God, spare us in our anxiety and take pity on us in our abasement, so that after the lightning in the skies and the force of the storm have calmed, even the very threat of tempest may be an occasion for us to offer you praise.

    Lord Jesus, who uttered a word of command to the raging tempest of wind and sea and there came a great calm; hear the prayers of your family, and grant that by this sign of the holy cross all ferocity of the elements may abate.

    Almighty and merciful God, who heal us by your chastisement and save us by your forgiveness; grant that we, your suppliants, may be heartened and consoled by the tranquil weather we desire, and so may ever profit from your gracious favors; through Christ our Lord.

    All: Amen.
    He sprinkles the surroundings with holy water.

  6. Yeah, we were lucky– thanks to Our Lady’s intercession. God is good to us. I fell asleep at around midnight and slept right through.

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