A Prayer In Time Of Flooding

Lord our God, who in times past withheld rain at the word of Your righteous prophet Elijah, hear the humble pleas of us unworthy sinners during this season of heavy rains and flooding. Do not hand us over to well-deserved chastisement for our many and manifold sins, but rather have mercy on us and save us, sparing us from the unpredictable elements of nature, so we may lead lives of peace and repentance for the rest of our days. In Your love for humankind, protect us from overwhelming rain, flooding, destruction, illness, injury, disaster and sudden death, delivering us from all evil and harm, through the intercessions of our all-holy Lady Mary, the ever-virgin Birth-giver of God, and all Your saints. Amen.

Good and gracious God, all the elements of nature obey your command. Calm the waters that threaten us and turn our fear of your power into praise of your goodness. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, who deals justly with the wicked, and does not will the death of sinners, humbly we entreat your majesty! Protect with heavenly aid your trusting servants from perils of flood, and keep them constantly under your heavenly protection. May they at all times serve you, and never through any temptation be separated from you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

All powerful and ever living God, we find security in your forgiveness. Give us fine weather we pray, so that we may rejoice in your gifts of kindness and use them always for your glory and our good. Amen.