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Prayer During Hurricane Season

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

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Prayer to End Abortion

  • Prayer to End Abortion
    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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May 30, 2009



What a beautiful post, Cay. Thanks for reminding me why mothering brings so much joy- even during the tears!


Beautiful Cay! I think I'll print it to hang where I can see it often. Such a wonderful reminder of the beauty and depth of our vocation as mothers!

Margaret Mary Myers

Cay, as someone who has adult children, I want to say that you are so right that parenting is not a class to be graduated from or a job to be retired from. Parenting is forever. Our children will always need us...more and less, according to their personal needs and at different times in their lives.

I also like what you said about not losing sight that they may get to heaven quicker than we do. As our children are growing up, we need to correct them at times, perhaps often, but in humility, not as being better than they are, but only because it is part of our vocation to guide them. (It's not always easy to do it in this perspective, and our human impatience gets in the way, but it's something to keep in mind.)

Thank you for sharing from your heart once again!


Once again, you have written a lovely post.


I wonder what was that assisted you build your viewpoint. Mothering a wish you have had since you were a little girl. You are one of those people who has go through all the books for inspiration.

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  • (Adapted from Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House Prayer)
    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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