Most holy loving, loving, forgiving, compassionate and giving Father we come to you humbly in the name of your son Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Lord we gratefully thank you four the many wonderful blessings and the many gifts you shower on us in abundance each day, but above all we thank you for the gift of eternal life that is given to us through the acceptance of your son Jesus as our Lord and Savior. In John chapter 16 Jesus says "I tell you the truth, my father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Ask and you will receive and your joy will be complete."
In light of this absolute truth Father, in Jesus name we ask that you watch over our friend Stewart Loveland, that you comfort him and his family and that in your infinite wisdom and power you bless him with a speedy recovery.
In Jesus name we ask that you watch over us all, that you guard, protect and bless this event, the boats, the anglers, the crews and the many others who are involved in making this tournament possible. We humbly ask you to keep all of us safe, bring us home safely and to you each day. Lastly Lord, we ask you to be with each of us, guide us on the path of life, please show us your will and give us the courage to carry it out. In Jesus name - Amen
Capt. Ross 'Flash' Clark 08/03/09
Blessing of the Fleet and Flag Raising Ceremony