551 Prayer

“Oh God, Commander of all men,
we stand before Thee asking Thy
help in the execution of the many
tasks which confront us. Give us
strength, courage, daring, intelligence
and devotion to duty, so we may
from day to day perfect ourselves
as fighting men – so that some
day, in some foreign land – we
may, by our fighting ability,
bring glory to
ourselves, our country and to
Thee.

And oh God, if the price we must
pay for eternal freedom of man be
great, gives us strength so that we
will not hesitate to sacrifice
ourselves for a causes so sacred.

All of
this we ask in Thy name. Amen.”