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Prayer During Hurricane Season

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    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. Originally dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Audrey in 1957. - Fr. Al Volpe, Cameron Parish, LA

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Prayer to End Abortion

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    Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself Never to be silent, Never to be passive, Never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, And never to stop defending life Until all my brothers and sisters are protected, And our nation once again becomes A nation with liberty and justice Not just for some, but for all, Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

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September 03, 2008



I'm so happy to hear from you, Cay. We've been watching the news and looking at maps and, especially, praying for you and for all those in the paths of Gustav, etc. Thanks also for the links from your early blogging days -- as you know, I had you in my prayers then, but missed out on those posts due to a "storm" in my own life about that time. But I will check them out now. (Er... maybe I better save them for tomorrow, now that I noticed what time it is and thought about how early we have to be out and about in the morning.) Welcome home!


It is a miracle that Gustav weakened as he came ashore. Prayers answered! My Mom eveacuated to B.R. and I spoke to her for the first time tonight since midday Monday. No power in B.R. and no power in her apartment building in N.O. We feel so helpless when we loose our power and our communication systems! She will probably head home anyway. Better to be home and uncomfortable than somewhere else! Stay safe throughout this hurricane season.


So glad you and your family are home and safe, Cay!


Glad you were spared this time. My community just south of BR and LSU along the river was hit harder than we have ever been hit before (according to many 80 year old neighbors). I'm visiting my cousin in WBR to bake my son's birthday cake and wash some clothes. They say three more weeks until we have power. My home was hit by an uprooted 80 foot tall pecan tree. The tree actually bounced when it hit my house and still landed on the house, but we had no interior damage to the house and thank God it did not come through my kitchen window where all four adults were at the time. Two more trees hit our garage/shop. We have a crushed car, crushed tree house many uprooted fruit trees and snapped large trees. I'm sure you know the drill. Thanks to everyone who prayed for the safety of those in the path of the storm. We appreciate any prayers to get us through the weeks ahead and thanks for letting me vent my experience here. I check in again in three weeks,hopefully.


I was just introduced to your blog. I think I will really enjoy it!! My fiance is in Louisiana (I am in Florida); Gustav paid him a visit....and now he has a tree house! You can read about it on my blog... ;-)

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    God our Father, Open our hearts to your Presence. Open our minds to your Guidance. Open our lives to your Love, Through the intercession of Our Lady Bless us, bless our family and our home. Make us an instrument of your peace And a sign of your presence. Unite us to your Son, Jesus, in such a way That all who see and know us may see and know Jesus. By our unity to Him on Earth, Unite us to Him Forever in Heaven. With faith and confidence We ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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