The Firefighter's Prayer

When I am called to duty, God,
whenever flames may rage;
Give me strength to save some life,
whatever be its 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 my fate,
 I am to lose my life;
Please bless with your protecting hand
my children and my wife.

~ Author Unknown

Firefighter's Maltese Cross