Orthodox Christian Prayer in Times of Bad Weather
“O Master, Lord our God, Who through Thy consubstantial and beginning-less Word, and Thy life-giving Spirit Who is equal in honor, hast brought all things from nothingness into being; Who hast set the sand as a barrier to the sea, and weighed the mountains and the valleys in a balance; Who hast measured the skies and holds the water in the palm of Thy hand; who hast given to this visible world of the senses its law and rules, its harmony and order; Who hast appointed changes to the weather and variations in the orbit of the sun; Who, through the mingling of the elements, causes all things to inhere (exist essentially) by Thine inexpressible power, and keeps them unharmed and inviolate: Do Thou Thyself, all-good King, extending to us Thine innate and customary love and goodness, visit the work of Thy hands.
Do not deprive us of Thy mercies and Thy compassion, and do not destroy Thy inheritance, for in an indescribable manner Thou hast created us in Thine own image. Thou hast given Thine only-begotten Son as a ransom for us, and through the mystical communion of Thy Spirit hast made us share in Thine own divinity; forgive, we pray, the multitude of our sins by the far greater multitude of Thy mercies. Thou hast washed away the sins of mankind through the Cross and Blood of Thy Son.
Restore the world of nature, which hath been grievously disturbed into an unnatural state because of the unruliness and disorderliness of our lawless and corrupt behavior, and bring it back to its natural harmony and order. Make the great ocean return to its usual calmness, bring to an end the tempest and the disturbance of the elements that threaten us, order the winds to blow once more with gentleness and moderation. Rebuke the raging of the sea and the unnatural violence of the gales; let the spirit of the storm be stilled and the tempest return to tranquility.
Through the intercessions of the most blessed Lady Theotokos, of the godly angels and all the saints, and through the good pleasure and love of Thine only-begotten Son with Whom Thou art blessed, together with Thine all-holy and good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.