With all the things happening around us, especially the horrible aftermath of the super typhoon Yolanda, we can't help but wonder why. Inasmuch as we want to ask God why, we can never question Him. All we can ask from Him is to increase our faith and let His power be upon us.
Prayer: Oratio Imperata (Obligatory Prayer) for Deliverance from Calamities
Almighty Father, we raise our hearts to You in gratitude
for the wonders of creation of which we are part,
for Your providence that sustains us in our needs, and
for Your wisdom that guides the course of the universe.
We acknowledge our sins against You and the rest of creation.
We have not been good stewards of Nature.
We have confused Your command to subdue the earth.
The environment is made to suffer our wrongdoing,
and now we reap the harvest of our abuse and indifference.
Typhoons, heavy rains, floods, and other natural calamities
occur in increasing number and intensity.
We turn to You, our loving Father, and beg forgiveness for our sins.
We ask that we, our loved ones and our hard-earned possessions
be spared from the threat of calamities, natural and man-made.
We beseech You to inspire us all to grow into
responsible stewards of Your creation,
and generous neighbors to those in need.
Through Christ, our Lord.
|We are stronger because our God is greater. :)|
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