Orthodox Prayer Against Bad Weather

I think this is a good time for all of us to recite this prayer each day as part of our daily prayers.
O Master, Lord our God, who through your consubstantial and beginningless Word, and your life-giving Spirit who is equal in honor, have brought everything out of nothingness into being; who have set sandy barriers to the sea, and weighed the mountains and the valleys in a balance; who have measured the skies and hold the water in the palm of your hand; who have given to this visible world of the senses its law and rules, its harmony and order; who have appointed changes to the weather and variations in the orbit of the sun; who, through the mingling of the elements, hold all things together by your inexpressible power, and keep them free from harm and intact: Do you yourself, all-good King, extending to us your innate and customary love and goodness, visit the work of your hands.  Do not deprive us of your mercies and your compassion, and do not destroy your inheritance, for you have ineffably creates us in your own image.  You have given your only-begotten Son as a ransom for us, and through the mystical communion of your Spirit have made us share in your own divinity; forgive, we pray, the multitude of our sins in the far greater multitude, of your mercies.  You washed away the sins of humanity through the Cross and the Blood of your Son.  Restore the world of nature, which has 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 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 intercession of the most blessed Lady Theotokos, of the God-like Angels and all the Saints, and through the good pleasure and love of your only-begotten Son with whom you are blessed, together with you all-holy and good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.  Amen.

From the Priest’s Service Book

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