Below are numerous poems, prayers texts and graphics I have collected over the years – all with a lighthouse theme. The lighthouse as a guiding light for our lives as well as our ships seems to be prevalent throughout history.
I am posting some now just for interest. If you have any contributions not listed here please send them to me, and I will add them to this post. It will be interesting to see what turns up. I have given a source or link where I could – if you could do the same it would be appreciated.
Lighthouse Keeper by David Grimaldi
With its powerful beaming light
It could be seen for miles
It was so bright
Operated by an old sea captain
Old man Magee
He never had a wife
His mistress was the sea
He didn’t have much money
His diet was fish and bread
He took pride in his Lighthouse
Warning sailors of the dangers ahead
Old and wise
The mysterious type
With a long white beard
Always smoking a pipe
And when he passed of old age
His spirit may have been free
But his soul was still in the house
Watching over the sea
My Little Lighthouse by R K Cecil
Thank you Lord, for the Lighthouse , That brought me safely in
To your loving harbor, Far from the rocks of sin.
This vessel was in peril, And then I saw the light
That guided me to safety, Through the stormy night.
Temptations waves were raging,, And it just was not clear
In the darkness and confusion, The way that I should steer.
So Thank You, Lord, for the Lighthouse!! ! When in my billows I was tossed,
If it hadn’t been for Jesus, This soul would have been lost!!!
The Auburn Lighthouse by Dilantha Gunawardana
Through sea mists of bronze
To glimpse a rugged boat
The soul of a keeper
Where vestal fires burn off cliffs
A vessel carried forth
The cargo for her lips
Then it finally dawned that day
When the sea mist held her by her arms
And the boat anchored to her soul
As she finally surrendered her lips
To the cataclysm of passion
An incandescent light gently flickered
Never to summon another boat
The following showed up in an email. Although it is not specifically a lighthouse themed prayer, the included artwork makes it especially nice.
Hello God, I called tonight
To talk a little while
I need a friend who’ll listen
To my anxiety and trial.
You see, I can’t quite make it
Through a day just on my own…
I need your love to guide me,
So I’ll never feel alone.
I want to ask you please to keep,
My family and Friends safe and sound.
Come and fill their lives with confidence
For whatever fate they’re bound.
Give me faith, dear God, to face
Each hour throughout the day,
And not to worry over things
I can’t change in any way.
I thank you God, for being home
And listening to my call,
For giving me such good advice
When I stumble and fall.. !!!!!!!
Your number, God, is the only one
That answers every time.
I never get a busy signal,
Never had to pay a dime.
So thank you, God, for listening
To my troubles and my sorrow.
Good night, God, I love You, too,
And I’ll call again tomorrow!
P. S. Please bless all my Friends and Family.
This poem comes from the interpretation of the biblical reference Jeremiah 33:1-3
Jeremiah 33:1-3 King James Version (KJV) aka God’s phone number
33 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
2 Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name;
3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
If anyone is interested in this graphic it was first produced as a 1000 piece crossword puzzle which you can purchase here.