Words of Light and Hope from Tony Hawes.
Jesus awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
O Saviour, whose almighty word
the winds and waves submissive heard,
who walkedst on the foaming deep,
and calm, amid its rage, didst sleep:
O hear us when we cry to thee
for those in peril on the sea.
Blessed are you, Lord God, King of the Universe
By your word the evening comes
By your power the day dawns
You are the Lord of the tides and seasons
You have set the stars in the sky
You have placed a limit on the sea
In your love you created all things
By your love all creation is sustained
Blessed are you, Lord God, King of the Universe.
God of the deep
Pour your eternity into our hearts
For we hunger and thirst for you
We seek to know that we live in you
And that you make your home with us
Drive from us doubt and darkness
Dispel all our despair and distress
That in your light we may rejoice
Free us from fear and fretfulness
Expel our anxiety and anxiousness
That in your peace we may find rest
Amid the storm and the tempest
When the elements rage and roar
Give us the faith to stand firm
To be still in your power and love.
David Adam, Island of Light.
Dear God, be good to me.
The sea is so wide and my boat is so small.
Breton fisherman’s prayer.
I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my stronghold: my God, in him will I trust.