Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, Grant th at before I wake, No other sailor my shoes and socks will take. Lord w atch over me in my slumber, And see th at my hammock stays on its number; See th at no clews or lashings break, To let me fall before I wake.
If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again. Guide me with the light of truth and give me strength to faithfully serve Thee, now and always. Amen. — Chaplain’s Center, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
“Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Please place a hedge of protection around each and everyone.
“ Fair Winds and Following Seas ” is a gesture of good luck to those we will miss and sailors who have served with honor and courage. The combination of phrases implies that a vessel will have good winds , and not have to pound into the waves.
When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.” Know that I am praying for each of you every day and remember our God is greater!
listen (help·info)) is a signal word used to call to a ship or boat, stemming from the Middle English cry, ‘Hoy!’ . The word had fallen into obsolescence before rising from obscurity as the sport of sailing rose in popularity. ‘Ahoy’ can also be used as a greeting, a warning, or a farewell.
“You lucky bugger!” Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor ? “Fair wind and a following sea.”
1. Squid . (especially Marines) generally called sailors. The term refers to the aquatic animal and how it can swim fast in a straight line but similar to inexperienced motorcyclists, have trouble quickly changing directions.