USS Hopewell DD-681 Reunion 2010 BIGGER and BETTER in Nashville, TN

From the 1900 version of the Episcopal Church Prayer Book p. 315:

FORMS OF

PRAYER TO BE USED AT SEA

 The morning and evening service to be used daily at Sea, shall be the same which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer. The following prayer may also be used in Ships of war.

O ETERNAL Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds, until day and night come to an end; Be pleased to receive into thy almighty and most gracious protection, the persons of us thy servants, and the Fleet in which we serve.  Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto the United States of America, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of our land may in peace and quietness serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labour; and, with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies, to praise and glorify thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  A-men.

 

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