Monday, April 24, 2006

Fireman's Prayer.

The Firefighter’s Prayer.

When I am called to duty, God,

Wherever flames may rage,

Grant us the strength to saving lives,

Whatever be their age.


Help us embrace a little child,

Before it is too late.

Or save an older person,

From the horror of that fate.


Enable us to be alert,

And hear the weakest shout.

To quickly and efficiently,

Put the fires out


We want to fulfil our calling,

And be the best we can,

In guarding our every neighbour,

And protecting their property.


And if it be while on the job,

I should lose my life,

Please bless with your open hand,

All those I’ve loved in life. Amen.


One more post before we move on. Thanks for all the good wishes etc, they are

much apprecated. Peter has been a great help, as usual.

The above is a Fireman's Prayer that I found from my nephew who stayed with

me at Shepparton. He is a fireman as are his 3 sons. John was at Nathalia for

many years. As the summer is approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, it

may be of interest Will see you all later.



Granny said...

There's one of those poems in wide circulation here. If I can find it, I'll send it. Safe continuation of journey.

Granny said...

Found it - it's the same except for the last two lines and I like yours much better.


Ava said...

Hi! One of my brothers, Mark, is a fireman. I often worry about him.


bornfool said...

Gotta love somebody that will run into danger while everyone else is running the other way.

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Da Gal said...

Beautiful poem Merle. Blessings to your nephew, the fireman. That takes a courageous person and many blessings to his family as well.

Enjoy the continuation of your trip. I see a photo peeking up from below.. I must go check it out.

bubba said...

I see the spam finally got to you. Sorry. I like the generations picture. I hope that nasty storm has not done anything to dampen your visits.

Peter said...

Welcome home, yeah I know you're not there yet, but you will be soon.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I am going to print out the Fireman's Prayer for my grandson who is also a fireman and going to EMT school at the moment, while still firefighting. Matthew is 19 and I'm very proud of him.

bornfool said...

I hope you're enjoying your trip, but I'm selfish. I'll be glad when you're back and posting again. :)

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I hope you are enjoying your trip and today when I read this poem I thought of you:

Good Morning !!!!

This morning when I wakened
And saw the sun above,
I softly said, "Good morning, Lord,
Bless everyone I love."

Right away I thought of you
And said a loving prayer,
That He would bless you specially,
And keep you free from care.

I thought of all the happiness
A day could hold in store,
I wished it all for you because
No one deserves it more.

I felt so warm and good inside,
My heart was all aglow.
I know God heard my prayers for you,
He hears them all, you know.

Kelvin said...

Kia Ora - again from New Zealand. Really great poems - both of them !!!

Karen said...

Beautiful prayer, thank you for sharing it. Have a good trip home :-)