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Corps Collect and Grace

The Army Air Corps Collect

Almighty God, who maketh the clouds Thy chariots, and who walketh upon the wings of the wind; have mercy on all who serve in the Army Air Corps: that they may have Thy guidance in all their work on land and in the air; and in their moment of need, they may have the assurance of Thy presence with them: and find Thy hand to support and strengthen them; through Jesus Christ our Lord  Amen.

A 'Special' Prayer

The Collect is a special type of prayer that consists of four elements:

  • It is addressed to God
  • It asks for something
  • It states why this is being asked for
  • It concludes with Amen

The Army Air Corps Grace

For what we are about to receive may The Lord make us truly thankful' Amen.

Optionally after meat:

'For what we have received may The Lord make us truly thankful' Amen.

A Less Formal Grace

This less formal grace may be used. It is said to have been taken from the Sailing Orders given by Sir John Hawkins before engaging the Spanish Armada in 1589:

'Serve God daily; Love one another; Preserve our victuals; Beware of fire; And keep good company.
God Save The Queen!