Stephen E. Washam

A SOLDIER’S PRAYER

Oh Lord this simple prayer I pray
And I humbly ask Your grace
Please grant to me Your strength today
In this strange and foreign place

Please let me serve my homeland
With pride and dignity
Guide me with Your loving hand
And grant us victory

Keep me in my loved ones dreams
And always in her heart
My memory our love redeems
Though we must be apart

Long is my heart for her tender kiss
And the sparkling of her smiles
Her gentle loving touch I miss
Across these many miles

Back home is where I long to be
With all my loved ones near
I miss her and my family
And the friends I hold so dear

It’s all these things I fight for
In this god forsaken hell
So Father please, I do implore
Let me live these moments well

And if it’s in Your precious will
That here is where I’ll fall
Then guard my fellow soldiers still
And bless them one and all

Help those back home to understand
I gave my life gladly
To honor and defend our land
So they could all stay free