Heavenly Father, creator of all things, we give you thanks for your love and protection as we carry out your purpose for us here on earth.
Ever mindful of the power of the sea and the wind, which cannot be subdued by human hands, we offer ourselves to do your work upon the oceans and on the land in the service of our Queen and country.
In our chosen work we attempt to control the man made fires which can consume all before them and in doing so rescue and safeguard our fellow man from danger.
Lord, we ask for the courage and the strength to continue this work or to support those who do it in our stead.
We remember our friends and shipmates who once walked amongst us but have now found their resting place with you. We ask that you accept them into your kingdom where they will find everlasting peace and to be `Safe in your Hands`.
Their names will not be forgotten but remembered with dignity and honour.
Comfort also all those who mourn the loss of their loved ones and friends, be with them in their sorrow and support them in their loneliness.
In the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.