They are playing Only Friends on the radio which I blogged about two weeks ago. I never get tired listening to it though.
I am digressing again.
It’s a good thing I attended an anticipated mass last night. I spent most of the morning searching for news online and listening to the radio on news about typhoon Karen. We were under signal #2 but we were lucky that we were spared of heavy rains and gusty winds. Typhoon Karen (international name: Sarika) slightly accelerated a few hours ago over the coastal waters of Pangasinan but hear this, tomorrow there is another one that will enter PAR (Philippine Are of Responsibility) and news reports say it is a super typhoon, stronger than the last one we experienced today. Haima will be named locally as Lawin. I am praying hard we won’t be affected too much. It is the middle of October and yet we are still experiencing severe weather disturbances. Sometimes these late in the year weather disturbances are stronger than those we experience during rainy season. Sometimes they come as late as December.
I am sharing a prayer with all of you a prayer for deliverance from calamities.
We raise our hearts to You in gratitude, for the wonders of creation of which we are part, for Your providence in sustaining us in our needs, and for Your wisdom that guides the course of the universe.
We acknowledge our sins against You and the rest of Your creation. We have not been good stewards of nature. We have confused Your command to subdue the earth. The environment is made to suffer our wrongdoing, and now we reap the harvest of our abuse and indifference.
Global warning is upon us. Typhoons, floods, volcanic eruption, and other natural calamities occur in the increasing number and intensity.
We turn to you, our loving Father, and beg forgiveness for our sins.
We ask that we, our loved ones and our hard earned possessions be spared from the threat of calamities, natural and man-made.
We beseech You to inspire us all to grow into responsible stewards of Your creation, and generous neighbors to those in need. Amen