Prayer For The Coast Guard Auxiliary
When I am called to duty, God,.
whenever storms and waves may rage,
Give me the strength to save a life,
whatever be the age.
Help me embrace a little child,
before it is too late,
or to save an older person
from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and
to hear the weakest shout,
Help me God to quickly and efficiently
get the people out.
I want to fulfill my calling
and give the best in me,
To guard my every boater
and protect his property.
According to my fate,
if I am to lose my life,
Please bless with Your protecting hand,
my children and my wife.
The U.S. Coast Guard Prayer
Almighty and Everlasting God,
Whose hand stills the tumult of the deep,
we offer our prayers for those who serve in our Coast Guard.
We are mindful of their traditions of selfless service
to the seafarers who make their ways to appointed ports.
Employ their devotions of good ends
as they track the weather and search for the seas
for those in extremity of storm, shipwreck or battle.
Make their soundings and markings sure that safe passages
may be found by those who go down to the sea in ships.
Encourage them, O Lord, as they stand guard over
our coasts and the bulwarks of our freedoms.
Graciously deliver them from threatening calamities
in all their perilous voyages.
Bless the keepers of the lights and
be Thou their close friend in lonely watches.
Keep the beacons of honor and duty burning that
they may reach the home port with duty well performed,
in service to Thee and our land.