Hail Poseidon, Lord of the Sea, King who dwells in the depths and in the shallows! Great God of crashing waves, hear this prayer!
You who command the calm winds, gently blowing, are also Lord over furious storms! There is a storm brewing in the nearby sea, and it does threaten our city!
If it pleases You, dread Poseidon, do send Your waves and Your winds to break against the shores of Corpus Christi! But, if we have pleased You before, O Lord, do not forget that some in this city are loyal to You, and have made sacrifices in Your name!
Poseidon, flood these streets if You must, but not before You have allowed the people to make preparations, and to evacuate! Do tear trees and fences from the Earth in Your fury, but take no life from human or animal! We call out to you for mercy, O Lord of the Deep! So please, be merciful!
Great will be our thanks to You, and sincere our continued sacrifices! Offerings will be made, incense will burn, and libations shall be poured in our reverence of You! For we behold the might of the ocean, and its King!
But know also that if Your decision is not to grace the city with a hurricane or tropical storm, this decision will also be appreciated, and our gratitude will fill Your offerings in equal measure to our fear! Please, Poseidon, be merciful!
For You, we are grateful! For the bounty You provide us, we are grateful! For the seas themselves, within which we work and play, we are grateful! And Lord, we are grateful for Your kindness, and Your mercy! Please, show us Your mercy once again, and spare this city in all the ways that You will it to be spared!
Hail Poseidon, and thank You!