A Navy Mother’s Prayer
Tonight I lay me down to sleep,
I Pray, Oh Lord, Our Sailors you keep.
Hold them all safely in your arms,
Ward off those whom would do them harm.
Remind them, Oh Lord, that they're never alone,
and bring them soon, safely back to their home.
Give them all Strength and Courage, Oh Lord,
because the jobs they do are ever so hard.
Our precious children, so Strong and so Brave,
I pray, Oh Lord, their lives you will save.
Remember Oh Lord, they are close to our heart,
please shorten the time that we are apart.
Offer Fair Winds and Following Seas,
and Angels to guide them while they keep us
The Sailor’s 23rd Psalm
The Lord is my pilot, I shall not drift.
He guides me across the dark waters.
He steers me through deep channels.
He keeps my log.
Yea, though I sail ‘mid the thunders
and tempest of life,
I shall dread no anger, for He is with me;
His love and His care, shelter me.
He prepares a quiet harbor before me.
He anoints the waves with oil
My ship rides calmly.
Surely sunlight and starlight
shall guide me on the voyage I take,
And I will rest in the heaven's port forever.