Catholic Dioceses Throughout Florida Ask All to Pray for Safety During Hurricane Ian

Catholic Dioceses throughout Florida have been posting prayers for safety during Hurricane Ian. The image shows a prayer from the Facebook page of the conference of bishops in Florida.

The following prayer was posted by the Archdiocese of Miami:

Prayer for Safety In Hurricane Season 0 God, Master of 

this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed Your order and returned to its former quietude. You are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control: the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land, and spread chaos and disaster. During this hurricane season we turn to You, 0 loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with passing of time. 

O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our beloved Mother we ask you to plead with your Son on our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalern,where a stormiess eternity awaits us. Amen. [Composed by Most Rev. Maurice Schexnayder (1895-1981). Second Bishop of Lafayette (1956-1973), following Hurricane Audrey in 19571