Our Lady of Emmitsburg encouraged the use of this prayer during these current times.
Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace. + God became man, + and the Word was made flesh. + Christ was born of a virgin. + Christ suffered. + Christ was crucified. + Christ died. + Christ rose from the dead. + Christ ascended into Heaven. + Christ conquers. + Christ reigns. + Christ orders. + May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning. + Christ went through their midst in Peace, + and the Word was made Flesh. + Christ is with us with Mary. + Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Generation of Juda, the Root of David, was won. + Holy God! + Holy Powerful God ! + Holy Immortal God! + Have mercy on us. Amen!
( + ) Denotes times to make the Sign of the Cross.
Background of Prayer or Blessing Against Storms The Prayer or Blessing Against Storms is attributed to a pilgrim priest, who in the 13th century, anonymously visited a convent and church near Lisbon, Portugal. The convent had been plagued by devastating storms almost yearly, causing severe loss of life and property. When the pilgrim priest learned of what was occurring to the convent, he was filled with compassion and left a written copy of the above prayer with the gatekeeper of the convent. The priest then disappeared without a trace. The prayer was posted and carried by the convents inhabitants. From that time on there has never again been a storm causing damage to the convent or to the religious living there. Subsequently, the prayer was ordered to be published by Pope Innocent III (1198-1216). On January 13, 2005, Our Lady of Emmitsburg shared with mystic Gianna Sullivan that the mysterious pilgrim priest who had given the prayer to the gatekeeper was St. Anthony of Padua. Our Lady of Emmitsburg encouraged the use of this prayer during these current times.
( The Prayer of Blessing Against Storms, Pieta, MLOR Corporation, Hickory Corners, MI, USA, (269) 731-4490, 2005 )
The information on this web site contains excerpts from Private Revelations 12:1, The Prophecies of Our Lady of Emmitsburg.