A Warrior’s Prayer

(My wife has been reading A Table In The Presence by Lt. Carey H. Cash, a U.S. Marine Chaplain. It is “the dramatic account of how a U.S. Marine battalion experienced God’s presence amidst the chaos of the war in Iraq”. I highly recommend this book to all.   — Curly)

In it, Lt. Cash quotes the following from the official Marine Corps Field Devotional Book :

O God, for another day, another morning, another minute, another chance to live to serve you I am truly grateful.

Do this day free me:
from all free of the future
from all anxiety about tomorrow
from all bitterness towards any one,
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 your power is at hand.
But fill me
with love that knows no barrier
with Sympathy that reaches all
with Courage that cannot be shaken
with Faith strong enough for the darkness
with Strength sufficient for my tasks
witth Loyalty to your Kingdom’s goal
with Wisdom to meet life’s complexities
with Power to lift me to You
Be with me for another day and use me as you will.

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