The Power of Prayer
Whenever sailors have been confronted by the awesome, elemental power of the sea and storms they have turned to God for help. It has been said that "there are no atheists in the Southern Ocean" and in times of danger they found comfort in prayer.
Prayer to be used in Storms at Sea
Book of Common Prayer, 1662
O most powerful and glorious Lord God,
at whose command the winds blew
and lift up the waves of the sea,
and who stillest the rate thereof;
We thy creatures, but miserable sinners,
do in this our greatest distress cry unto thee for help;
Save, Lord, or else we perish.
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