"I felt the crew should hear these words"

A former Navy chaplain, now a Christian Science practitioner, learned of the loss of several crew members of the USS Saratoga, an aircraft carrier in the Middle East.

He was moved to compose a prayer and forwarded it to the skipper. The captain shared it with the ship's chaplain, who wrote back to the author: "I read your prayer and I felt the entire crew should hear these words. Therefore, on 4 February 1991 I offered the prayer over the [public address system] at evening prayer time. It was well received. ... Thanks for your prayers, and I ask that you continue to pray for ... all of us on board."

I look to Thee in every need...
June 10, 1991

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