After Hurricane Irma hit the Virgin Islands destroying everything in its path, I started to think about life differently. No longer do I want to hold on to so many material things.
I started perusing my file cabinet with a view to throwing as much as I could away. While sifting though an old file belonging to my grandmother, I found a hurricane prayer she saved.
Now that the islands are under another hurricane watch, perhaps it will bring some comfort. 🙏🏼
We are fearful as we are surrounded by danger. We feel helpless and small before the great power of this perilous time, a power which is beyond our control.
While everything seems dark and dangerous, we place our trust in You, our Lord and God.
Sheltered here in our home, we are also shielded by Your love against all that might harm us. We know that You hear all prayers; so we now, filled with confidence, lift up our petitions to You, our God.
Lord, We Fear for Our Home
Lord, we fear for our home, for our lives and for all we hold dear. Your sacred blessing is upon this home and upon each of us as well. We are sure in the power of that blessing.
May the saving power of the Cross of Your Son, Jesus, encircle us and our home. May all evil, all harm and injury, be repelled by that sacred sign.
May the light of this candle be for us a holy sign of Your Divine Presence that fills our home in the midst of this danger.