Thursday, November 25, 2010

Another Prayer...

There are now two prayers that I actually like (well, maybe three if you count the snarky drivel I wrote yesterday).  The first is Lord Nelson's Prayer, penned by the Viscount himself before Trafalgar, where he met his fate.  I like it purely for its historic value, rather than the glaring example of someone justifying his desire for victory in something as amoral as battle with an appeal to a higher moral authority.  A couple of years back I visited HMS VICTORY and got to see the paper on which it was written.  It was rather moving. 

This morning, my cousin posted a prayer on his blog.  This one I also like, a great deal.  And I'll leave it at that.

3 comments:

Beach Bum said...

I liked your cousin's prayer, it was heartfelt.


"...and may humanity after victory..."

Liked Nelson's as well, at least there was some humanity in it. I heard prayers before pee-wee football games that were absolutely savage.

okjimm said...

wow...HMS Victory!! I would love to see it!!!! Guess I just have to be content with a trip to the Appleton Mall.

Chef Cthulhu said...

BB: Pee-wee football is a savage undertaking...

okj: Welcome and thanks for commenting! I got lucky in that my job at the time required me to work with Victory. Otherwise, I would have been settling for my own local mall.