Monday, September 1, 2008
Pray for the Safety of the People of Louisiana
The projected path for Hurricane Gustav edged a tiny bit closer to New Orleans, according to the National Hurricane Center's 4 a.m. forecast, with the storm still expected to cross the coastline at Category 4 strength by 1 p.m. Monday.
That increases the chance that New Orleans will experience hurricane-force winds and that West Bank communities could be hit with devastating storm surge high enough to overtop the area's incomplete system of 8-foot to 10-foot levees and gates.
A hurricane warning has been issued for the coast from the Texas border to the Alabama-Florida border, and includes New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. A hurricane warning means hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area in the next 24 hours.
For more of this story from Nola.com clicke here.
A PRAYER FOR HURRICANE SEASON
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.
Another Prayer for Hurricane Season
O 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, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with the passing of time. O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our Beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son in 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 Jerusalem where a storm-less eternity awaits us. Amen.