Steer the Ship of My Life, Lord
Steer the ship of my life, Lord, to your quiet harbor,
where I can be safe from the storms of sin and conflict.
Show me the course I should take.
Renew in me the gift of discernment,
so that I can see the right direction in which I should go.
And give me the strength and the courage to choose the right course,
even when the sea is rough and the waves are high,
knowing that through enduring hardship and danger
in your name we shall find comfort and peace.
This prayer, written by St. Basil the Great, is a plea for God’s guidance, protection, and wisdom as one navigates the challenges and difficulties of life. It’s a beautiful expression of faith and trust in God’s providence, aligning well with St. Basil’s overall theological outlook.