Prayers to calm hurricanes
and other natural disasters
Have mercy on me, God, have mercy,
for in you my soul is taking refuge.
In the shadow of your wings I take refuge,
till the storms of destruction pass by.
Father God, all the elements of nature obey your command. Calm the storms and hurricanes that threaten us, relieve the droughts, and turn our fear of Your power into praise of Your goodness. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
(Adapted from the Catholic Sacramentary prayer “To Avert Storms”)
Our Father in Heaven through the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, spare us during this Hurricane season from all harm. Protect us and our homes from all disasters of nature. Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Saint Medard served as a bishop during very difficult times, and his long life of spiritual leadership created a tremendous impression on the people. Because of his patronage against bad weather, I ask him to intercede for us during this hurricane season. Protect everyone from its dangers, and protect our homes and workplaces. Lord Jesus, help the victims of hurricanes, droughts, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Send in more helpers and multiply the supplies that are needed for their aid. You calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee; deliver us from the storms that are raging around us now. Saint Medard, pray for us. Amen.
(From Terry Modica’s book “Daily Prayers with the Saints“.)