A Firefighters Prayer (02)

When sirens sound, when I respond, when urgency is there,
I ask, Oh God, that you would heed a Firefighter's prayer...

When I encounter any scene with smoke and flames in force,
Help me to hear the faintest cry and then locate its source.

Help me to work effectively extinguishing the flames,
Protecting lives and property regardless of their names.

Please keep me focused on my task, and help me to be brave,
To give the very best in me, to rescue and to save.

And should it be, through circumstance, my life you cannot spare,
Surround my family with your love, and keep them in your care.


By Major Maureen Rawlings