God our Father, all the elements of nature obey your command. We praise and thank you for your protection during the hurricane season. We ask again to guide us through a new year, free of any earthquakes, floods, natural disasters and all acts of terrorism. Bless our families, and bring peace to all nations. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.