Petes Sandy Girl
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This prayer, and several versions related to other branches of our military, was written by my sister and I quote: "for all military personnel - past, present and future - and in memory of my father, William M. Adams, Sr. 1938-1965, who died overseas while stationed in the US Army. Safe in the arms of Jesus. I love you, Daddy!"

The prayer was originally sent to the President and made it's way to a Chaplain from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, who read it at the Veterans Day service in 2001 shortly after 9/11.

She also had the privilege of having the prayer read and posted on-board the USS Enterprise in 2002. ~PSG

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Copyright © November 9, 2001

A Soldier's Prayer

I feel your presence close to me
as I kneel here in the sand.
While I am here, I will not fear
as I know You hold my hand.

Walk with me, Lord, and lead the way
through this unfamiliar land.
Please keep me safe from any harm
while for my country, I take this stand.

Renew my strength, oh Lord, I pray
according to Your Word,
and I'll mount up with wings as eagles* --
Lord, I sure do love that bird!

She flies so freely over that land,
the land that I call home.
She's still "My Country 'Tis of Thee"
no matter where I roam.

Watch over my family here below
as You look down from on High.
Wrap them in Your loving arms
and dry the tears they cry.

I pray for my brothers here close by,
and for my sisters, too --
And for all Americans everywhere
as we defend the red, white and blue.

And for our President, I ask this day
as he leads our nation strong,
protect him and direct his steps --
help him to right this wrong.

And for our country -- her friends, her foes;
Lord, please rain down Your love.
Guide our hearts back towards You,
and keep us focused on above.

In Jesus' name, Amen

*Isaiah 40:31 KJV

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31 KJV