THE SHIP OF LIFE


Steer the ship of my life, good Lord,

To your quiet harbor

Where I can be safe from the storms of sin and conflict.

Show me the course I should take.

Renew me in the gift of discernment,

So that I can always see the right direction in which I

Should go.

And give me the strength and the courage

To choose the right course,

Even when the sea is rough and the waves are high,

Knowing that through enduring hardship and danger

In your name

We shall find comfort and peace.


-Basil of Caesarea, 330-379 AD