A FIREFIGHTER’S PRAYER
When I am called to duty, God wherever flames may rage.
Give me strength to save some life, whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child before it is too late.
Or save an older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout;
and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and give the best in me
To guard my every neighbour and protect their property.
And if according to your will, in my duty I must answer death’s call,
Bless with your protective hand, my family one and all.