Boat Prayer

Date added: 29/05/2020



Lord Jesus Christ,

teacher on the shore,

   who calls and overwhelms us,

friend in the boat,

   who sleeps and saves us,

mystery on the water,

   who prays and surprises us,

stranger on the other shore,

   who rises to welcome us,

guide our boat across.


© Graham Kings, Nourishing Connections (Canterbury Press, 2020).

First published in the Church Missionary Society Prayer Paper 1987 and Mission Theology Advisory Group, Anne Richards (ed.), Transparencies: Pictures of mission through prayer and reflection (Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and Church House Publishing, 2002).