A Sailor’s Prayer
Luke 8:22-25 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”
He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”
The Lord is my Pilot: I shall not drift.
He lights my way across dark waters.
He steers me through the deep channels.
He keeps my log.
He guides me by the star of holiness for His name’s sake.
As I sail through the storms and tempests of life,
I will dread no danger, for you are near me.
Your love and care shelter me.
You prepare a haven before me in the homeland of eternity.
You quiet the waves with oil;
My ship rides calmly.
Surely Sunlight and Starlight will shine wherever I sail,
And at the end of my voyaging,
I shall rest in the port of my God forever.