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fisherman’s prayer

by + Alan on July 25th, 2013

I wrote this prayer a couple of years ago, I guess, but I’ve never shared it. I think I had some weird notion of using it in a book and not wanting it to be “stolen.” Lord have mercy. Anyway, things like this are to be shared. I hope this might be useful for some of you who love fishing as I do. I actually do pray something at least similar to this each time I get ready to go fishing.

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Father, thank You for water and the fish that swim there.
I thank You for the beautiful world that You have created and given to us.
I also thank You for the opportunity to be here and to fish.

As I fish today, I ask You for Your protection…
Protect me from snakes and other animals that may harm me.
Protect me from falling and drowning.
Protect me from lightening and flash floods.
Protect my eyes from flying hooks.
Protect me from the bad intent of evil people.
Send Your Angels to watch over me as I wade or walk or travel by boat.

Help me, O Lord, to cast accurately.
Help me to read the water and the seasons.
Help me to see You and listen to You as I fish.
Help me to appreciate the wonder of Your creation.
And help us to treat the fish we catch with the respect due to Your creatures.

I thank You again, and pray all these things in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, Who consorted with fishermen and Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.
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2 Comments
  1. Very nice! Am going to frame these words and give to my die-hard fisherman :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Robert Jackson permalink

    Hi Alan,
    I am so glad that you did post this for use. I am part of the organised angling community in SA and I am going to use this prayer at our next league with the captains meeting at 05:45. I am sure you won’t mind. There are so many truths taken up in these words, most of them we take for granted. We are truly blessed in SA with many dams and rivers where we can enjoy our sport in the beautiful nature that God gave us.

    God bless you for making this prayer available to others.

    Many thanks!

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