Sunday, June 21, 2009

Prayer For the Day- the Year- For the Life of My Country...

The Cadet Prayer -West Point - has become my 'official' prayer:

O God, our Father, Thou Searcher of human hearts,
help us to draw near to Thee in sincerity and truth. May
our religion be filled with gladness and may our worship
of Thee be natural.
Strengthen and increase our admiration for honest
dealing and clean thinking, and suffer not our hatred of
hypocrisy and pretense ever to diminish. Encourage us in
our endeavor to live above the common level of life.
Make us to choose the harder right instead of the
easier wrong and never to be content with a half truth
when the whole can be won.
Endow us with courage that is born of loyalty to all that
is noble and worthy, that scorns to compromise with vice
and injustice and knows no fear when truth and right are
in jeopardy.
Guard us against flippancy and irreverence in the
sacred things of life. Grant us new ties of friendship and
new opportunities of service. Kindle our hearts in
fellowship with those of a cheerful countenance, and
soften our hearts with sympathy for those who sorrow
and suffer.
Help us to maintain the honor of the Corps untarnished
and unsullied and to show forth in our lives the ideals of
West Point in doing our duty to Thee and to our Country.
All of which we ask in the name of the Great Friend and
Master of All. Amen.



Z said...

I did a twist at my place on your wonderful prayer here....couldn't resist.
It's really a wonderful piece to read and I thank you for bringing it to our attention.

christian soldier said...

Z-thank you so much-it is wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

The prayer is excellent; now if we could only find the time in our lives to offer it.

I think you would be interested in reading this blog.

We have so much work to do, my friend. I too often wonder if we are not simply preaching to the choir.

Semper Fi

christian soldier said...

M-the speaker on the video at Clay Tablet is speaking for us today---nothing changes- the takers of freedom never change their 'spots'...

We do have much to do-
the first is taking back our education system...

The primary first--is taking back the moral high ground by standing for the WAY --the TRUTH and the LIGHT...

and - just think - we get an occasional 'spy' - that has to at least read our truth telling-before making their negative comments...:-)