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GENERAL GEORGE PATTON'S CHRISTMAS PRAYER 8 DECEMBER 1944
GENERAL GEORGE PATTON'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE ^ | 8 December 1944 | General George S. Patton, Jr.

Posted on 12/05/2002 7:37:12 PM PST by CreekerFreeper

GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON, JR.'S PRAYER Below is the famous "Patton Prayer" and Christmas greeting sent to the men of the Third Army December 8, 1944:

"Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies, and establish Thy justice among men and nations. Amen."


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As the historic day of 8 December approaches, I would like to offer this prayer by that great American General George S. Patton, Jr. We need to heed the words he prayed 58 years ago. Courage of conviction is what we need--plain talk and straight-forward prayer to the Christian God who has made this Nation what it is.
1 posted on 12/05/2002 7:37:12 PM PST by CreekerFreeper
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To: CreekerFreeper
Talk about coincidence.

I am watching "Patton" (the movie) George C. Scott was reading the prayer when I saw your post.

2 posted on 12/05/2002 7:38:15 PM PST by LibKill
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Ping.
3 posted on 12/05/2002 7:39:14 PM PST by CreekerFreeper
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To: CreekerFreeper
A powerful prayer from one awesome S.O.B. Thanks!
4 posted on 12/05/2002 7:39:20 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: LibKill
I saw it earlier this evening and thought it extremely appropriate for the times in which we live.
5 posted on 12/05/2002 7:39:43 PM PST by CreekerFreeper
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To: CreekerFreeper
Patton bump.


6 posted on 12/05/2002 7:42:51 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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Western Civilization Military History ping!!

Patton's Christmas prayer.

If you want on or off the Western Civilization Military History ping list, let me know.
7 posted on 12/05/2002 7:54:45 PM PST by Sparta
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Where are the men like Patton today?
8 posted on 12/05/2002 7:56:53 PM PST by SAMWolf
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Where are the men like Patton today?

Don't know SAM???
9 posted on 12/05/2002 8:01:18 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Sparta
GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON, JR.'S PRAYER
Below is the famous "Patton Prayer" and Christmas greeting sent to the men of the Third Army December 8, 1944:

Patton's Prayer

"Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies, and establish Thy justice among men and nations. Amen."


Patton's Greeting

"To each officer and soldier in the Third United States Army, I wish a Merry Christmas. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We march in our might to complete victory. May God's blessings rest upon each of you on this Christmas Day."

G.S. Patton, Jr., Lieutenant General
Commanding, Third United States Army.



10 posted on 12/05/2002 8:02:50 PM PST by dennisw
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Yeah I saw the movie today and I noted that part about when he called in the chaplin and ordered a WEATHER Prayer.

Afterwards when the weather cleared he said "darn, I gotta put in a commendation for that chaplin, he's got real pull with the Old Man"

11 posted on 12/05/2002 8:12:34 PM PST by prophetic
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"Where are the men like Patton today?"

They stand ready, as their fathers and grandfathers did. They too will become "legions of legends", once their deeds are done, and known.

Sometimes, it is many years before a true heroe's exploits can be known to all. Patience, all.

Those you have always relied on are still here, and still have your back.


12 posted on 12/05/2002 8:14:43 PM PST by Long Cut
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To: Sparta
on the list
13 posted on 12/05/2002 8:14:44 PM PST by CreekerFreeper
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To: Long Cut
I don't doubt they're there, I just wish they'd talk like Patton and Halsey did, instead of spewing all this PC crap.
14 posted on 12/05/2002 8:17:29 PM PST by SAMWolf
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Speaking of the times we live in, a leader like George in todays "Modern Military" would be kicked out on his ear. Certanly can't have a 4 Star runing around using foul language and having insperationl independent thought regarding the course of battles, mearly because he wins the war!
15 posted on 12/05/2002 8:20:03 PM PST by TLI
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They stand ready, as their fathers and grandfathers did.

Each and every time we have needed them!

16 posted on 12/05/2002 8:25:27 PM PST by HoustonCurmudgeon
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Each and every time we have needed them!

So far.

17 posted on 12/05/2002 8:28:54 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Long Cut
Sometimes, it is many years before a true hero's exploits can be known to all. Patience, all.

Those you have always relied on are still here, and still have your back.

You are wise and aware of truths not evident to all

Cavalry Patton Bump!

18 posted on 12/05/2002 8:41:34 PM PST by elbucko
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To: SAMWolf
Don't blame THEM for the PC crap...you know where THAT comes from. As honorable military personnel, we must follow the orders we are given, even if that includes "PC", and even if we wear out our teeth in grinding them.
19 posted on 12/05/2002 8:43:27 PM PST by Long Cut
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So far.

Well eddie,

Currently I know a Marine Captain (who’s dad has 50+ million), a 30 year old Marine Gunnery Sgt., an Army Colonel, a Major, a Sgt Major, a Navy Ensign, a Cadet at the US Military Academy, and whatever they call a student at the Air Force Academy.

My bet is when the time comes, they like their fathers and grandfathers, will kick ass, kill people, and break things.

20 posted on 12/05/2002 8:45:33 PM PST by HoustonCurmudgeon
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