August 7, 2012: A Prayer Poem For Calamities

Lord, we can do nothing but wait at what would come to us.

We are nothing but dust, yet you make us your children.

Our hands cannot reach out, but only measure from one arm.

Our feet cannot run, but only walk a few steps till the next turn.

We cannot hide God, but just stay where we are.

When the earth shakes, the waters rise and darkness visit our lands,

We can only cry for your mercy and seek your face.

Where are you dearest God?

Please protect us and those we love.

Hold each falling leaf and sweep with your breath every rattle of doom.

God come! Come, God to us, and carry the weak earth,

Every crippled nation and mend those teeth all cracked from the mouth of life.

We are so afraid dear God...

Forgive our transgressions.

Help us rest with you, forever!

Halt the chaos/flood, and give us tranquility/sun!

Be our strength!

Most Sacred Heart, we trust in Thee.

All angels and saints, hear our prayers.

Into your hands, God Almighty,

We commend our lives.


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