Today, as I return from a two week break, I read the following prayer as part of my morning devotions. What a great way to start a new term:
O Lord of the oceans,
my little bark sails on a restless sea,
Grant that Jesus may sit at the helm and steer me safely;
Suffer no adverse currents to divert my heavenward course;
Let not my faith be wrecked amid storms and shoals;
Bring me to harbour with flying pennants,
hull unbreached, cargo unspoiled.
I ask great things,
expect great things,
shall receive great things.
I venture on thee wholly, fully, my wind, sunshine, anchor, defence.