Call for prayers for those affected by Cyclone Irene

SUN MORN, 8:00am

Winds have weakened slightly but are still maintaining 120kph wind speeds with gusts to 170kph. The latest path trajectory of Hurricane Irene sees it slightly to the west of New York but this isn’t good news in regards to storm surge as it could impact significantly on the Hudson River.

A 9 year old boy has died in his family apartment after a tree fell on the dwelling.

3 people have died in the Carolinas.

Almost 700,000 people are without power in North Carolina.

Oh, God our Father:

In faith we acknowledge your paternal care over us, your sons, daughters and children. In hope we trust in your divine providence of giving us wisdom and courage as they face the challenges in life. In love we invoke your help and guidance during these difficult days of death and destruction in the eastern side of the US.

Our is a prayer of thanksgiving for once again reminding us that ours is an imperfect world, that heaven is not on earth and that nature every now and then tells us not to abuse her. Ours too is a prayer of repentance for calling upon you when we are in need and desperation but forgetting you in favourable times and pleasing occasions. Ours as well is a prayer of petition as we say:

Grant eternal peace to those who lost their lives. Embrace the child who died in his innocence. Help those who are hurt and cure those who are sick.

Encourage those who suffer the destruction of their homes and properties, and to once again stand up and rebuild their future.

Bless all those who extend their helping hands to those in need of food, shelter and clothing, who share their time, talents and resources with others.

Inspire more people to be men and women for their neighbours, convinced that the more they are for others, the taller they stand before you.

Spare those please, from other natural disasters and devastations if this be according to Your will and for our own spiritual good and growth.

Amen.

Eternal rest grant them, Oh Lord, who lost their lives in this storm.

Please comfort their families and friends.

Kyrie Eleison

Amen.

Oh, God our Father:

In faith we acknowledge your paternal care over us, your sons, daughters and children. In hope we trust in your divine providence of giving us wisdom and courage as they face the challenges in life. In love we invoke your help and guidance during these difficult days of death and destruction in the eastern side of the US.

Our is a prayer of thanksgiving for once again reminding us that ours is an imperfect world, that heaven is not on earth and that nature every now and then tells us not to abuse her. Ours too is a prayer of repentance for calling upon you when we are in need and desperation but forgetting you in favourable times and pleasing occasions. Ours as well is a prayer of petition as we say:

Grant eternal peace to those who lost their lives. Embrace the child who died in his innocence. Help those who are hurt and cure those who are sick.

Encourage those who suffer the destruction of their homes and properties, and to once again stand up and rebuild their future.

Bless all those who extend their helping hands to those in need of food, shelter and clothing, who share their time, talents and resources with others.

Inspire more people to be men and women for their neighbours, convinced that the more they are for others, the taller they stand before you.

Spare those please, from other natural disasters and devastations if this be according to Your will and for our own spiritual good and growth.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women and
blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Oh, God our Father:

In faith we acknowledge your paternal care over us, your sons, daughters and children. In hope we trust in your divine providence of giving us wisdom and courage as those who face the challenges in life. In love we invoke your help and guidance during these difficult days of death and destruction in the eastern side of the US.

Our is a prayer of thanksgiving for once again reminding us that ours is an imperfect world, that heaven is not on earth and that nature every now and then tells us not to abuse her. Ours too is a prayer of repentance for calling upon you when we are in need and desperation but forgetting you in favourable times and pleasing occasions. Ours as well is a prayer of petition as we say:

Grant eternal peace to those who lost their lives. Embrace the child who died in his innocence. Help those who are hurt and cure those who are sick.

Encourage those who suffer the destruction of their homes and properties, and to once again stand up and rebuild their future.

Bless all those who extend their helping hands to those in need of food, shelter and clothing, who share their time, talents and resources with others.

Inspire more people to be men and women for their neighbours, convinced that the more they are for others, the taller they stand before you.

Spare those please, from other natural disasters and devastations if this be according to Your will and for our own spiritual good and growth.

Amen.

Hail mary full of grace
the lord is with thee. Blessed
are thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of
thy womb, jesus. Holy mary
mother of god pray for us
sinners now and at the
hour of our death.

Amen

Oh, God our Father:

In faith we acknowledge your paternal care over us, your sons, daughters and children. In hope we trust in your divine providence of giving us wisdom and courage as those who face the challenges in life. In love we invoke your help and guidance during these difficult days of death and destruction in the eastern side of the US.

Our is a prayer of thanksgiving for once again reminding us that ours is an imperfect world, that heaven is not on earth and that nature every now and then tells us not to abuse her. Ours too is a prayer of repentance for calling upon you when we are in need and desperation but forgetting you in favourable times and pleasing occasions. Ours as well is a prayer of petition as we say:

Grant eternal peace to those who lost their lives. Embrace the child who died in his innocence. Help those who are hurt and cure those who are sick.

Encourage those who suffer the destruction of their homes and properties, and to once again stand up and rebuild their future.

Bless all those who extend their helping hands to those in need of food, shelter and clothing, who share their time, talents and resources with others.

Inspire more people to be men and women for their neighbours, convinced that the more they are for others, the taller they stand before you.

Spare those please, from other natural disasters and devastations if this be according to Your will and for our own spiritual good and growth.

Amen.

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