• Mariner's Prayer?

    From helmsmand@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Brandy on Sun Sep 10 20:53:49 2017
    On Wednesday, 11 August 1999 00:00:00 UTC-7, Brandy wrote:
    I am looking for the Mariner's or Sailor's Prayer for a safe voyage -
    the kind an Old Seafaring Captain would intone before embarking on a dangerous passage. I have tried doing a search on line, but have come
    up empty handed.

    Thanks for your help.

    Brandy
    s/v Windscape

    Could this be it? The Breton Fisherman's Prayer?

    Breton Fisherman’s Prayer
    - Anonymous

    Dear God, be good to me;
    The sea is so wide,
    And my boat is so small.

    This saying (and the plaque it was on) apparently figured in JFK's life.

    HelmsmanD

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  • From helmsmand@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Brandy on Sun Sep 10 20:55:01 2017
    On Wednesday, 11 August 1999 00:00:00 UTC-7, Brandy wrote:
    I am looking for the Mariner's or Sailor's Prayer for a safe voyage -
    the kind an Old Seafaring Captain would intone before embarking on a dangerous passage. I have tried doing a search on line, but have come
    up empty handed.

    Thanks for your help.

    Brandy
    s/v Windscape

    You might also try the Scottish Book of Common Prayer; there are a couple in there.... (the 1662 version).

    HelmsmanD

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  • From McMorty11@21:1/5 to Brandy on Wed Mar 2 17:00:27 2022
    On Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 2:00:00 AM UTC-5, Brandy wrote:
    I am looking for the Mariner's or Sailor's Prayer for a safe voyage -
    the kind an Old Seafaring Captain would intone before embarking on a dangerous passage. I have tried doing a search on line, but have come
    up empty handed.
    Thanks for your help.
    Brandy
    s/v Windscape

    I realize this post is over 20 years old, but I was also searching for The Mariner's Prayer that my step-father liked and I found it and thought it might possibly be the one you're looking for. It begins like this:
    Oh Master of the mountains, of the rivers and the sea
    While I am on my little boat, please Lord, watch over me
    Lord, see that I don't stumble or alter from thy sight
    And keep me in thy grasp, O Lord, while on my watch at night

    and ends like this:
    And when I leave this earthly life - I know some day I will
    Please let me see that rugged cross upon that barren hill
    Then let me sail my little boat across that shiny sea
    Where hopes and dreams of all the years become realty.

    If it's the one you're looking for, I can provide the middle verses.

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