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A Crusing Prayerbook
by Ames K. Swartsfager   

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Copyright:  July 1, 1991

Ames Swartsfager

A collection of prayers and services (encluding Blessings of boats) for the sailor and writen by a sailor.Please E-mail me for price and copies.





Blessings For Boats

Launching of a New Boat Blessing for a Used Boat Blessing of a Live-Aboard Boat

Before a Voyage

Before Going Daysailing

Before a Weekend Cruise

Before Going On a Lengthy Voyage

Prayer for Individual Crew Persons

    For the Captain

For the Mate

For the Navigator

For the Cook

For the Crew

Prayers for Special Times

    On starting Watch

A Special Prayer

At Sunset

At Sunrise

During a storm

Thanksgiving at the End of a Cruise

For One Lost Overboard

For Those Left On Shore

For Loved Ones Gone Voyaging

For Vessel and Crew Overdue

Worship at Sea

For God's Creatures

Sunday Service: An Order

Group Prayer Before Meals

Burial at Sea


Psalm 107

Jonah's Prayer Hymns: Perspective

Now the Day Is Over

Though the Angry Surges Roll

Navy Hymn

Safe Home in Port


For the Captain:
Heavenly Father, you are responsible for the earth and sea and all that is in it; help me as Captain of this craft to bear the responsibility you have given me. Let me use my authority as you use yours, with justice and mercy. Help me to be alert to the sea and weather so I might be prepared for any eventuality. Keep me sensible to the needs of my crew and help me to listen to their opiniopns. When I am in doubt, keep me from anger and panic, and grant me a clear mind so I can handle any situation. In all things, most heavenly Father, give me your grace to operate this boat in your honor and glory. AMEN
(There are "folk art" sketches with many of the prayers.)

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