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A Sailor's Prayer

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A Sailor's Prayer

Lord, here my prayer, 
send your angels, 
to guard well, we sailors, 
serving in your fleet, 
protect us from harm or defeat, 
give us guidance and wisdom, 
to pursue diplomacy, instead of war, 
peace, instead of hatred, 
life, over death, 
when I die, permit me appear first, 
at your gate, 
allow the devil, to think, I'm late, 
and, before he realizes his mistake, 
grant me entrance, and assign me to serve, 
life eternal, in your heavenly flee 

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  1. Date: 6/3/2010 4:26:00 AM

    Awesome prayer ~ rgds WN

  1. Date: 6/2/2010 4:03:00 PM

    From one sailor to (another?), this is outstanding. Especially for those wicked 6 month Arabian Gulf exploits. Never sure if you are going to come home.