The Naval Academy Parents Club of Southern California (NAPCSC) seeks to continue the legacy of its 1960 founders, which provides support and community for Naval Academy parents, families, and Midshipmen.
The Naval Academy Parents Club of Southern California (NAPCSC) is a non-profit organization supporting parents and families of Midshipmen in successfully navigating unique experiences, education, and training during their commitment at the Naval Academy, their opportunities in the Navy, or the Marine Corps. The organization seeks to bring the Naval Academy experience to Southern California by providing a platform to learn and share information and advice and provide related programs that promote friendship and fellowship between parents, families, their Midshipmen, and supporting volunteers. The organization is open to those affiliated with United States Naval Academy Midshipmen, parents, and families.
Prayer Before Meals
Almighty Father, whose ways are in the sea and the air, whose paths are in the great waters and endless skies, whose command is overall, and whose love never fails, let us always be aware of your presence and forever obedient to your will. Keep us true to our best selves, guarding us against dishonesty in purpose and in deed, and in helping us to live that we can stand unashamed before our fellows, our loved ones, and You.
Protect our Midshipmen for whom we are and ever shall be loving and supportive. Give us the will always to do our best and accept our share of responsibilities with a strong heart and cheerful mind. Make us considerate of others and faithful to Your leadership while always being responsive to our duties and obligations to our Great Nation. Let the uniform that our sons and daughters so proudly wear remind us daily of the proud and honorable traditions of the Naval Service of which they, and now we, as a result, are a part. If we are ever inclined to doubt, steady our faith. When tempted, make us strong to resist. If we should miss the mark, give us the courage to try again.
Guide us with the light of truth and give us the strength to serve faithfully. Your example and Your help we shall trust to answer our prayers while providing the guidance for us to live our lives.
In Your name, we pray.
The Midshipman’s Prayer
Almighty God, whose way is in the sea, whose paths are in the great waters, whose command is over all and whose love never faileth; let me be aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and in deed, and helping me so to live that I can stand unashamed and unafraid before my shipmates, my loved ones, and Thee. Protect those in whose love I live. Give me the will to do my best and to accept my share of responsibilities with a strong heart and a cheerful mind. Make me considerate of those entrusted to my leadership and faithful to the duties my country has entrusted in me. Let my uniform remind me daily of the traditions of the service of which I am a part. If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me the courage to try again. Guide me with the light of truth and give me strength to faithfully serve thee, now and always. Amen.