Ruby Alexandra Beloz

A SOLDIER’S PRAYER

Lord as I go out to do battle
To defend my Country’s Freedom
I shall stand tall and proudly march behind my Flag

Help me Lord, to bring only Honor
To my Country’s colors
I ask you to help me and guide me

Lord when I am afraid, replace my fear with courage
When I am weak, give me strength

Where there is battle fatigue
Give me endurance to go on

Where there is despair
Give me faith to carry my flag in my heart

And when my brother or sister has fallen
Give me the strength to carry them back to safety
Never let me leave anyone behind

And when I have taken my enemies life in battle

I ask you to forgive me for what I have done
Realize Lord, I fought proudly for my God and My Country
So that every American will forever remain Free!

Amen

Author’s Note: In memory of Jack Allen Henshaw, USMC Sergeant, Vietnam Veteran