ORATIO IMPERATAAlmighty Father, we raise our hearts to You in gratitude for the wonders of creation of which we are part, for Your Divine Providence in sustaining our needs, and for Your Wisdom that guides the course of the universe.
As we face typhoons, floods, volcanic and other calamities we trustingly seek Your help, aware that You are the Master of Creation.
We acknowledge that as an entire humanity 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 abuse and indifference.
Global warming is upon us. Natural calamities occur in increasing numbers and intensity.
We turn to You, our loving Father, and beg forgiveness for our sins.
We humbly beg that we be spared from the dire consequences of calamities.
We beseech You to inspire us all to grow into responsible stewards of Your creation, and generous neighbors to those in need.
(Prayer copied from http://www.op.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26594&Itemid=38)