From Prayers for the Domestic Church – A Handbook for Worship in the Home
Prayer for Protection in a Time of Storm or Danger
A candle, around which the family has gathered for prayer, is lighted.
Lord and Holy Protector,
like the disciples who were caught in their tiny boat
in the midst of a mighty storm,
we come together to seek Your help.
We are fearful as we are surrounded by danger.
We feel helpless and small
before the great power of this perilous time,
a power which is beyond our control.
While everything seems dark and dangerous,
we place our trust in You, our Lord and God.
Sheltered here in our home,
we are also shielded by Your love
against all that might harm us.
We know that You hear all prayers
so we now, filled with confidence,
lift up our petitions to You, our God.
pause for silent prayer
we fear for our home,
for our lives and for all we hold dear.
Your sacred blessing is upon this home
and upon each of us as well.
We are secure in the power of that blessing.
May the saving power of the Cross of Your Son, Jesus,
encircle us and our home.
May all evil, all harm and injury,
be repelled by that sacred sign.
May the light of this candle
be for us a holy sign
of Your Divine Presence that fills our home
in the midst of this danger.
Lord and Creator of Storms and of Rainbows,
be with us in this time of danger.
A Rainbow Prayer — A Blessing Prayer After a Storm or a Time of Danger
Lord and Divine Protector,
when Your trustful servant Noah came forth from the ark,
after a long and difficult storm,
he built an altar where he and his family
gave praise to You, their God, for saving them.
Your holy rainbow
was both a sign and a shrine
for that prayer of gratitude.
We, like Noah and his family,
come now to thank You
for protecting us in a time of danger.
That danger has now passed,
and we prayerfully give thanks
that You, our Lord, have heard our prayers
and have kept us safe within Your holy hands.
will be this lifting up of our hearts
in gratitude and in praise of You.
We thank You not only for safety from harm
but for this opportunity to place all our trust
in You, our Lord and Savior.
This peril, even with its dark danger,
has been for us a source of renewed devotion
and of dedication to each other and to You.
You are a God who brings forth good things
from the dark times of life.
From that which is bad and ugly,
You create a rainbow of the good and the beautiful.
and, in silence, thank You
for Your protection and blessings
in this danger that has passed.
pause for silent prayer
Blessed are You, Lord our God,
who saves those who trust in You.