To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
~ Psalm 69:1-2
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
~ Psalm 116:3-4
I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
~ Psalm 142:4-5
And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
~ Luke 8:25
A Prayer in a Storm, by James Janeway.
O LORD our God, thou hast commanded us in the day of Calamity to call upon thy Name, and thou hast promised to hear us; Lord, I fly unto thee, who art a sure refuge; thy Floodgates are opened, and the Floods lift up their lofty Waves. But thou, O Lord most high, art mightier than the noise of many Waters: yea, than the mighty Waves of the Sea: Thou canst in a moment, if it stand with thy Divine will and pleasure, rebuke the Winds and the Sea, and turn this Storm into a Calm.
I know I justly deserve to be cast away, and utterly to be rejected by thee; but Lord save us, or else we perish; accept of my unfeigned sorrow for all my sins and transgressions, and endue me with a stedfast resolution to forsake them; be merciful unto us O God, be merciful unto us and save us from perishing in these deep Waters; O refresh us with thy Mercy, and that soon, lest we go down into the place of silence, O comfort us in this great distress, that though the Sea rage and swell, our Hearts may be quiet and still in this time of our disconsolation.
And as I earnestly desire to be protected from this great peril and danger which now terrifies us, so I earnestly beseech thee, that thou wilt for ever fill my heart with such an awful dread of thy Majesty, that I may fear thy Name, and praise thy power in the great Congregation; awake my dull and drowsie Soul, from the sloth of Sin, and renew a right Spirit within me; fill me with the gifts and Graces of thy Holy Spirit, that I may live the life of the Righteous, and never forget thy loving-kindness; save us now from Death I beseech thee, from the merciless Waves who are now ready to swallow us up, and bring us home in safety for thy Son Jesus Christ his sake, our only Lord and Saviour.