Let us pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families. Away from family and friends for many months at a time, working long hours and navigating some of the world’s most dangerous stretches of ocean, seafaring can be a tough, lonely and hazardous career. On Sea Sunday 10 July, we pray especially for these 1.3 million hardworking men and women who are often forgotten.
More information on the Apostleship of the Sea Aotearoa New Zealand HERE
Prayer for Seafarers
Heavenly Father: we pray to You for those on the perilous ocean that You will embrace them with your mighty protection and grant them success in all their rightful undertakings.
Grant them in all hours of need to see that they have a God who remembers them, and grant them grace in the hour of danger to commit their souls into Your hands.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who can rebuke the storm and bring it to silence, and lay the roaring waves to rest, show them who call to You out of the deep that You hear their prayer and will save them.
And finally bring us all to the only safe port.
Source: Apostleship of the Sea New Zealand (Stella Maris)
Deut 30:10-14 Let the instructions of the Lord God be near you.
Ps 68 R. Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.
Col 1:15-20 All things were created through Him and for Him
Lk 10: 25-37 Who is my neighbour?