The Lord's Prayer (Traditional Version)
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who tresspass against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
The Naval Prayer
O eternal Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds until day and night come to an end: Be pleased to receive into thy almighty and most gracious protection the persons of us thy servants and the Fleet in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea and of the air and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto our most gracious Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth and her dominions, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of our Islands and Commonwealth may in peace and quietness serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land with the fruits of our labours and with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies to praise and glorify thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Naval Collect
Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favours and further us with thy continual help that in all our works begun, continued and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Royal Marines Prayer
O ETERNAL LORD GOD, who through many generations has united and inspired the members of the Corps, grant thy blessing, we beseech thee, on Royal Marines serving all round the globe. Bestow thy crown of righteousness upon all our efforts and endeavours, and may our laurels be those of gallantry and honour, loyalty and courage. We ask these things in the name of him whose courage never failed, our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen
The Commando Prayer
O Eternal Lord God, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, grant thy blessing we beseech thee on Commando Forces serving all around the Globe. Help us to run with endurance the race that is set before us. May neither opposition without, nor discouragement within divert us from our goal. Inspire in us both strength of mind and steadfastness of purpose; that we may meet all fears and difficulties with unswerving courage, and fulfil with quiet fidelity the tasks committed to our charge. We ask this through him who for the finishing of thy work laid down his life; our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Sources: Revd David Devenney RN (Retd), Harry Bisseker (1878-1965), Anglican priest, theologian, writer and headmaster of Leys School, Cambridge. Sir Francis Drake (1543-1596).
May the great God, whom I worship, grant to my country and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious victory: and may no misconduct, in any one, tarnish it: and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British fleet.
For myself individually, I commit my life to Him who made me and may His blessing light upon my endeavours for serving my country faithfully.
To Him I resign myself and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend.
Amen. Amen. Amen.
Words of remembrance
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them.
We will remember them