I wasn't really a very spiritual guy before I got a boat.
It had been a few years since there was any formal religion in my life at all. Maybe a few decades.
But now, I'm a regular attendee at O Dock's Morning Light Cathedral. Worship is conducted for several hours every day.
My favorite, though, is the sunrise service.
The O Dock chapel is used for a variety of activities throughout the rest of the day - in fact, you'd hardly recognize it as a chapel then at all. But, at first light, it's definitely a place for meditation. Quiet hour is strictly observed. I don't know where the rules are posted, but everyone on the docks at sunrise respects them. The few words uttered then are spoken in hushed tones.
One of the best things about a boat that you can spend the night on is being able to attend the sunrise service the next morning. And this seems to hold at any marina or mooring or anchorage I've ever been to.
There is no clergy at Morning Light. No liturgy or hymnals. All most folks seem to need is a chalice of holy coffee. I've looked for the stained glass windows. I know they're there from the rose and yellow and amber and gold that's glowing everywhere. Maybe I'll find them some day.
The service at dawn is the perfect time to pause, collect one's thoughts, and give thanks.
And to reflect.