Chaplain Rear Admiral Margaret Grun Kibben
Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Navy
Date of Prayer: 12/16/2015
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Almighty God, whose way is in the sea and whose paths are in the great waters, we offer our gratitude to You, for the pastors, rabbis, priests, and imams who, over the course of 240 years, have left the safety of their homes and the comfort of their pulpits to wear the cloth of this country's Navy.
We would ask that You would grant Your blessing on these whom You have called to ensure that the voices of faith are never silenced, to provide the sanctuary of Your presence, to serve alongside the sons and daughters who faithfully serve in every clime and place to preserve the ideals You have offered.
In our efforts to preserve liberty, remind us that the freedoms we enjoy are gifts of Your grace.
In our deliberations to uphold justice, keep us bound to Your law of mercy.
In our encounters with each other, guide us with Your steadfast love that, in these days of tumultuous seas of conflict and raging waters of uncertainty, Your way be known and Your path revealed. It is in the strength of Your name we pray.
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