A Marine’s Prayer
Father God, as you grant me another day
to strive for that which you deem to be good.
Please free me,
from all fear of the future,
from all anxiety about tomorrow
from all bitterness towards anyone,
from all cowardice in the face of danger,
from all laziness in the face of work,
from all failure before opportunity,
from all weakness when “Thy Power” is at hand.
But fill me Father
with Love that knows no barrier,
with Sympathy that reaches to all,
with Courage that cannot be shaken,
with Faith strong enough for the darkness,
with Loyalty to thy kingdom’s goals,
with Wisdom to meet life’s complexities,
with the Power to lift me to Thee.
Be with me and help me to use my gifts to bring life.
In Christ’s name I pray.