We Pray L C D R Kevin Davis You Be with the Angels

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United States Navy
Opposing Solo
Lt. Kevin Davis (call sign “Kojak”)

Lt. Davis was a native of Pittsfield, Mass., and a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Since joining the U.S. Navy in 1996, he flew a variety of aircraft, graduated from the Navy’s “TOPGUN” weapons school and served extended tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the North Arabian Sea and Arabian Gulf. Davis, who joined the Blue Angels in September 2005, had accumulated more than 2,000 flight hours and made 150 carrier landings.

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**The Navy Hymn – Eternal Father **

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,

Who biddest the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy Word,
Who walked on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Lord, guard and guide the men who fly
Through the great spaces in the sky.
Be with them always in the air,
In darkening storms or sunlight fair;
Oh, hear us when we lift our prayer,
For those in peril in the air!
Aloft in solitudes of space,
Uphold them with Thy saving grace.
Thou Who supports with tender might
The balanced birds in all their flight.
Lord, if the tempered winds be near,
That, having Thee, they know no fear.
O Trinity of love and power!
Our family shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect us wheresoever we go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

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High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter silvered wings. Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of…

Wheeled and soared and swing, high in the sunlit silence.

Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and FLUNG my eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, UP, the long delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, where never lark or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of GOD.

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

praying for Kevin and all members of the armed forces

LCDR Davis is in my prayers.



Remembering an old topic, yet appropriate for the coming Memorial Day in the US…

Our Father in Heaven
Holy be Your Name
Your Kingdom come
Your Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us
Do not bring us to the test
But deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace!
The Lord is with you
Blessed are you among women
And Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death.

Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning
Is now and ever shall be
World without end.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace.

May the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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