In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! Amen!
Let us pray to the Lord! Lord have mercy!
Almighty God, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, we beg of You to hear and respond with Your all-encompassing and loving kindness to the prayers of us sinners. We beg You come swiftly to the help of Your servants. While we know and believe that all trials of life are under Your care and that all things work for the good of those who love You, still now, help us sinners who are both poor in spirit and weary in heart.
O Lord, who are compassionate and merciful, who aids us in our world of sin if when we call upon your Holy Name in sincerity and humility, we come to you as the Prophet David did, saying: Save me, O God, for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. For today we suffer with those who have suffered so greatly and continue to suffer as a result of the tornado in the land of Oklahoma. Take away from them and us all fear, anxiety and distress as they face and endure their injuries and loss. Replace their pain and distress as well as their suffering and confusion with faith, courage and wisdom, and the fullness of Your Love, of which You are the only True Source .
We beg also, O Lord, for the forgiveness of sins of those who have departed this life as a result of this worldly disaster and calamity, through no fault of their own. Forgive them their sins as we ask you to forgive our own. For only You are judge and only You know the hearts of us sinners, for Your Righteousness is an everlasting Righteousness and Your Word is Truth. We beg in all humility, make for their memory to be Eternal!
Finally Lord, grant that these trials and tribulations bring us all closer to You, the source of all Life which you call good, for You are the True Rock and Refuge of all humanity made in Your Image. You are truly our Comfort, our Hope, our Delight and our Eternal Joy. We trust alone in Your love and compassion. For blessed is Your name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen!