Nelson's Last Prayer
He asked that he would find victory in battle not only for England but the benefit of Europe as well and that all crew would act in an honourable way. It could be said that Nelson was ahead of his time in seeing himself as a European. He placed his trust in his faith and prayed for help in serving his country.
“MAY THE GREAT GOD, whom I worship, grant to my country and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious victory: and may no misconduct, in anyone, tarnish it: and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British Fleet.
For myself Individually, I commit my life
to Him who made me and may His blessing light upon my
endeavours for serving my Country faithfully. To Him I
resign and the just cause which is entrusted to me to
AMEN AMEN AMEN”
This page created 26 January 2009