Prayers of the People/Intercession on Storms

Image of a cloud representing Storms

O Lord our God, we humbly ask that we would ask you for the right things in the right way. Steer the ship of our life to you, the quiet harbor of all storm-tossed souls. Show us the course we ought to take. Renew in us an obedient spirit. Let your Spirit curb our propensity to drift; guide and strengthen us to do what is best for us, to keep your laws and ever rejoice in your glorious and life-giving presence. Yours is the glory and praise for all eternity. Amen.

Basil the Great, Adapted by Stuart Strachan Jr.


Pastoral Prayer based on Jesus Calming the Storm

 When the waves rise high above our ability to see your face…

Still my soul, Lord Jesus,

Calm the storm in me

When the howling wind and the pouring rain drown out the sound of your voice…

Still my soul, Lord Jesus,

Calm the storm in me

When the thunder and the lightning distract us from Your presence in every circumstance…

Still my soul, Lord Jesus,

Calm the storm in me

moment of silence

Jesus, we see You calming storms

Storm tossed seas and stormy lives

Extend Your power and grace again,

Upon us and our fear-filled world

Speak peace and healing over bodies and spirits

overwhelmed by the crashing waves of circumstance

Jesus, speak peace. Moment of silence

Speak peace and protection over minds and hearts

adrift in confusion or drowning in fear

Jesus, speak peace. Moment of silence

Speak peace and hope over people, families, and communities

swamped by loss after loss

Jesus, speak peace. Moment of silence

You are the Prince of Peace.

You are the Resurrection and the Life.

You are strong to save.

Our hope and trust are in You

Continue to lift up prayers for needs or prayers of thanksgiving

Conclude with the Lord’s Prayer 

Pastoral Prayer based on Mark 4:35-41 © 2019 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com