اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْهَا رَحْمَةً وَلَا تَجْعَلْهَا عَذَابَاً اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْهَا رِيَاحَاً وَلَا تَجْعَلْهَا رِيحَاً
“O Allah, let it be a mercy and not a punishment. O Allah make it a beneficial and not a destructive wind”.
If there is a darkness with the heavy wind, recite Surah Falaq and Surah Naas. (Mishkat)
Due to difficulty death is sought but one should never pray for death instead pray this:
اللَّهُمَّ أَحْيِنِي مَا كَانَتِ الْحَيَاةُ خَيْرٌ لِي وَتَوَفَّنِي إِذَا كَانَتِ الْوَفَاةُ خَيْرَاً لِي
“O Allah keep me alive as long as life is good for me and when death is better for me lift me”.
O Allah! Support me and help me, and do not let others overpower me; guide me and make the following of Your Commands easy for me.
يَا حَيُّ ، يَا قَيُّومُ ، بِرَ حْمَتِكَ أسْتَغِيثُ
Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyoom bi Rahmatika astagheeth
O Ever-Living, O Eternal, by Your Mercy I seek help.
[Sahih al-Hakim 1/545, Sahih al-Jami 4791, at-Tirmidhi - Sahih]
Anas (ra) reported that when the Prophet (saws) was distressed by something, he would say (the above)
اللَّهُ اللَّهُ رَبِّي لا أُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئًا
Allah Allah rabbi la ushriku bihi shay’an
Allah Allah is my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him
[abu Dawud, 2/87, Sahih ibn Majah 2/335]
Asma bint ‘Umayr (ra) said: “The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said to me: ‘Shall I not teach you some words which you can say at times of distress?
Another narration says that these words should be said 7 times.
“رَبَّنَا اكْشِفْ عَنَّا الْعَذَابَ إِنَّا مُؤْمِنُونَ “
Rabban ak-shiff ‘annal-adhaaba ‘inna mu’minoon
“Our Lord! remove from us the punishment, surely we are Believers.”
[surah ad-Dhukan; 44:12]