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
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
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.