Prayer Against Storms
Spiritual Warfare 101
Last night, a storm came through and knocked out the power. Everything was calm until suddenly we noticed heavy winds and the trees in the backyard being bent over dramatically. We pulled out the Prayer Against Storms and prayed. The storm subsided. We later learned that a neighbor lost a large tree in the winds.
We first learned of the power of this prayer 23 years ago in Minnesota. These were pre-internet and smartphone days. There were storms warnings and we had the television turned on for the weather. We had been given a little Catholic prayer booklet called the Pieta Book. It had a copy of this Prayer Against Storms in it. The television news was warning us of potential tornados and severe thunderstorms. The radar image was showing the large storms moving into the Twin Cities from the north. We could see the storm front approaching. We prayed the prayer together. After finishing, we watched the storm split in the middle on television and go around where we were living! The storms started breaking up and subsiding.
Here in Virginia, we had a similar experience. One day, my wife heard a train outside our window. There are no trains near us! She realized a storm was upon us and said the Prayer Against Storms. After the storm passed and we went outside to inspect the damage, we learned that a small tornado had gone by our house. The tornado had touched down behind the neighbor to the left, snapping trees in half. The tornado then apparently jumped over our house and touched down again behind the neighbor to the right of us, again damaging trees. We give thanks to God for sparing us from the storms.
Make the sign of the cross on the + symbol.
Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace. + God became man, + and the Word was made flesh. + Christ was born of a virgin. + Christ suffered. + Christ was crucified. + Christ died. + Christ rose from the dead. + Christ ascended into Heaven. + Christ conquers. + Christ reigns. + Christ orders. + May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning. + Christ went through their midst in Peace, + and the Word was made Flesh. + Christ is with us with Mary. + Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Generation of Juda, the Root of David, has won. + Holy God! + Holy Powerful God ! + Holy Immortal God! + Have mercy on us. Amen!
Eric A. Welter is an employment lawyer and trial attorney with a long-time devotion to intercessory prayer. He is a Catholic Christian who has been involved with intercessory and healing prayer ministry for over twenty years. The Abound in Hope Ministry website is https://www.aboundinhope.org/ministry.
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