God our Father, You are the Creator and Protector of all.
Throughout history, you saved your people from calamity, And your Divine Son calmed the seas at his word.
Today, we turn to you with childlike trust, And we pray for all who are in the path of hurricane Dorian.
Lord, give us, first of all, trust in your Providence.
You are already in our future, And you always have your own heart set on what is best for us.
Give us also the strength, as your Word commands, To dismiss all anxiety from our minds, Lest our worries disturb the peace in which you want us to abide.
Give us, Lord, the wisdom to make the proper preparations For ourselves, our families and friends, our pets and our possessions.
Give us, Lord, your protection from every destructive wind and flood.
And let this hurricane teach us, above all, That we have here no lasting city, But seek one which is to come, And that after all the storms of life, no matter what form they take, We will find in you the victory over evil, And the rest, the joy, and the life that will never end.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
By Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life