On this day O dear Mother Mary -O Shining Star of the Sea- please intercede for the United States in stopping hurricane Ike from taking lives and protect all property from all harm from wind, sea, or rain. We ask all the mighty angels to intercede in a supernatural way in protecting us as well. We ask all this according to the Ordaining Will of the Father. If it is not the Ordaining Will of the Father, we ask that the petition be changed to the Ordaining Will of the Father.
Fr. Mark's - If the Hurricanes of Temptation Rise Against Thee
“Whoever you are that perceive yourself during this mortal existence to be rather drifting in treacherous waters, at the mercy of the winds and the waves, than walking on ﬁrm ground, turn not away your eyes from the splendour of this guiding star, unless thou wish to be submerged by the storm. ... Look at the star, call upon Mary. ... With her for guide, you shall not go astray, while invoking her, you shall never lose heart ... if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favour, you shall reach the goal.” Bernard of Clairvaux
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.