Monday, November 14, 2011

Marine's Prayer

A Facebook friend and former Marine shared this with me yesterday (Thank you John!) and I just wanted to share the Marine's Prayer with those of you who have never heard it before.

Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones, and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family.

Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm. Grant me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance. Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my Country and the Marine Corps have entrusted to me. Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold.

If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.

Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.

I think each of us can use this prayer to guide our own lives, whether we serve in the military or not. Also, since we're on the topic of the Marine Corps...

This classic picture was taken when an ex-Marine had had enough with an Occupy Wall Street Protestor trying to disrupt the swearing in of New York Representative Bob Turner. Let's just say this guy met his match. Check out the story below:

I'll keep everyone posted on whether or not my letter to the editor gets published or not. We shall see :) Have a great week everyone!!!! :)

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