philippinesFor all of those in the path of Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda), please know that you are in our prayers. Readers can learn more about the potential ferocity of this storm  here and here. We are praying in a special way for our writer Tina Santiago-Rodriguez and her loved ones.

Our friends at Catholic Relief Services will undoubtedly be serving those hit by this storm. To make a donation to help these families, click here.

Prayer for the Philippines:

(Source: CRS)

God, who quiets great winds and stills rough seas
We ask your protection for the people of the Philippines.
Comfort them in their fear.
Stay close to them in their danger.

And we ask the intercession of Your Blessed Mother
That together with her and with all your holy saints
We may stand in solidarity with our Filipino brothers and sisters
through their darkest hour
through their longest night.
Give us the courage to remain steadfast
To reach out to them in their need
To comfort them in their sorrow
To hold them as closely as You hold them
To see them through to morning.