Monday, January 31, 2011

A Prayer For Moderate Weather

Almighty and ever-merciful God, we beseech you, of your great mercy, to restrain the excessive snow with which we have had to contend, to give us strength to resist exasperation, and grant relief and hope to those whose homes and property have been damaged or destroyed. Remind us of your ever-present grace in all things, how to be good neighbors to those in need, and generous in the acceptance of aid offered by others. Grant this, we pray, through our Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

- an homage to one of the most famous prayers for good weather, as authored by Msgr. James H. O'Neill, albeit rendered in more peaceful circumstance.