Friday, September 12, 2008

Tracking Ike

Check out these cool internet resources to track Ike.

* I have already put this one up. You can have all the forecast models, zoom in and out, get a good feel for where it is going.
*Hurricane Tracker on msnbc. This thing is great for wind speed predictions.
*CNN's tracker. Good for damage assessment, evacuation routes, and live traffic pics.
*National Hurricane Center. Official info.

Hurricane prayers:
O Heavenly Father, all the elements of nature obey Your commands, including hurricanes. Calm the storms that threaten us and turn our fear of Your power into praise of Your goodness.

Grant this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.


The second one is from a women in Houma - my mother's home town in Louisiania.

O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children.

The Sea of Galilee obeyed your order and returned to its calmness. You are still the Master of land and sea.

We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control - the Gulf of Mexico.

Like a provoked and angry giant, it can awake from its seeming lack of energy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land, and spread chaos and disaster.

During this hurricane season, we turn to You, O Loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies, whose memories are still so vivid, and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with the passing of time.

O Virgin, Star of the Sea, our Beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son on our behalf, so that, spared from the calamities common to this area, and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem, where a stormless eternity awaits us.

We ask all of this in the name of your son and Our Lord, Jesus Christ.


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