Journey & Travel, Work

A Sailor’s Prayer

Lord of earth, sea and sky,
You rule the mighty deep,
You rule the uttermost part of the sea,
Even there your hand will lead me,
Your right hand will uphold me.

You are my compass,
My lighthouse,
My safe haven in the storm,
Your grace surpasses the mightiest wave-
Protect me from raging winds and treacherous billows!

May your peace keep me whole,
Spirit, soul and body,
Until you come.

May your Spirit guide me,
Unto your save harbour,
My Redeemer and Lord.


– Adapted from The Lutheran Book Of Prayer (1951)