Firemen’s Prayer

 

A FIREMEN'S PRAYER

  

WHEN I AM CALLED TO DUTY, GOD,

WHEREVER FLAMES MAY RAGE

GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO SAVE SOME LIFE,

WHATEVER BE THE AGE.

HELP ME EMBRACE A LITTLE CHILD

BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE;

OR SAVE AN OLDER PERSON FROM

THE HORROR OF THAT FATE.

ENABLE ME TO BE ALERT,

AND HEAR THE WEAKEST SHOUT,

AND QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY

TO PUT THE FIRE OUT.

I WANT TO FILL MY CALLING AND

TO GIVE THE BEST IN ME;

TO GUARD MY EVERY NEIGHBOR AND

PROTECT HIS PROPERTY.

AND IF ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL

I HAVE TO GIVE MY LIFE;

PLEASE BLESS WITH YOUR PROTECTING HAND

MY CHILDREN AND MY WIFE.

 

- AUTHOR UNKNOWN