A Fireman's Prayer

When I am called to duty, God,
wherever flames may rage.
Give me  strength to save some life
whatever be it's age.
Help me to embrace a 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 my fate,
I am to lose my life,
Please bless with your protecting hand
my children and wife.

 

A. W. 'Smokey' Linn