Let us pray.
O eternal Lord God, who alone spreads out the heavens and rules the raging of the sea, who has 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 from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard to our most gracious sovereign lord, King George and his dominions, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions. That the inhabitants of our island 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 labor; and with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies, to praise and glorify thy holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
This prayer is taken from the Book of Common Prayer.