Tri-service Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House
St Clement Danes ~ Central Church of the Royal Air Force
A Prayer for the Royal Air Force
You have promised that they who wait on you shall renew their strength,
they shall rise up on wings as eagles;
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
We commend to your Fatherly protection all who serve in the Royal Air Force.
Encourage and inspire us in all our efforts,
so that we may be a safeguard to our Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth,
and a sure defence to our nation.
Help us to fulfil our duties with honour, goodwill and integrity,
and grant that we may prove worthy successors to those
who by their valour and sacrifice did nobly save their day and generation.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
who makest the clouds thy chariots
and walkest upon the wings of the storm,
look in mercy we beseech thee upon the Royal Air Force.
Make us a tower of strength to our Queen and to our country.
Help us to do our duty with prudence and with fearlessness,
confident that in life or in death the eternal God is our refuge and strength. Grant this for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
The Royal Air Force Collect
Prayer for the Foundation of the Royal Air Force Collect
we remember the courage and dedication of those who in past days took to the air, and pioneered the Royal Air Force we know today. Especially we remember the sacrifice of the few for the many in times of war and strife.
Grant that, being inspired by their example, we may follow them in their endeavours to work for a world in which peace and justice reign supreme, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.