A Seaman's Prayer

Heavenly Father, creator of the seas, Bless us as we assemble for this most solemn remembrance. We give you thanks for all your servants who go to sea in ships and those who have paid the supreme sacrifice by giving their lives in the service of their nation.

The passing of the years has not diminished our love and gratitude for the thousands who went to sea and never returned, and for our fellow South Africans who gave their lives at sea in the quest for Freedom.

O Father, grant their families today, and in the days hereafter, peace and comfort in the glory of their service to their fellow man, and in the knowledge they sails with you, O Lord, our maker and protector.

Amen.

 This page created 23 February 2010