SAD NEWS: The recent spate of tornadoes in the U.S. midwest has caused great damage, including the destruction of Saint Joseph’s Church, in Ridgway, Illinois, of the Diocese of Belleville. Only the old high altar was spared, but thankfully no one was injured. See the article: Illinois miracle: altar spared after church hit by tornado.
Here is a prayer for protection against storms:
God our Father, Creator of the Universe and Lord over all creation, we humbly stand before you as your children in thanksgiving for your loving care and protection. We ask that you keep us safe from all tornadoes which may threaten us in the coming season. Protect us from all fear and anxiety of storms and give us an ardent trust and hope in Your love and mercy. You alone bring peace, calm and safety. Father, we thank you in advance, for you are our only Refuge. We ask this through Jesus Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.