The following extract from the 'Prayer of the Fisherman' by Liam Lawton was read at the funeral Mass of the late Pearse Lyne, in Castletownbere yesterday. Pearse was an experienced fisherman who loved the sea. He was much loved by his family and community and is a huge loss to them. He died tragically last Friday when his boat capsized while working on lobster pots near Pulleen Pier, Castletownbere.
Lord as we put out into the deep, we place ourselves into your keep. May no storm separate us from sheltering coves. May we never lose hope in your eternal presence. Calm the seas with your gentle breeze. May dolphins dance and seagulls swoop to a rich harvest. When the sun is setting in gold across the bay, it is in you we find our anchor. In you we rest and pray. Come lead us through our darkness, O fisherman of Galilee, Come be our morning star. May he rest in peace.