Colin F. Jones

A WARRIOR’S PRAYER

To follow in the footprints of our Lord,
is by our duty a difficult thing to do,
for oft good men have need to wield the sword,
that from his actions audacious sins accrue.
We pray to God to overlook our shame,
to understand our need to fight and kill,
for warriors though we are, love Jesus name,
and we fight not wars for a beastly thrill.
Please God bless the soldier who survives,
who as he ages faces greater pain,
for wisdom slowly opens his old eyes,
where all his youths young follies still remain.
Please calm his heart and his tormented soul,
that he might once again be free and whole.