Firefighters Prayer

When I am called to duty, God,
Whenever flames may rage;
Give me strength to save some life,
Whatever be its age.

Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late;
Or save an older person
From the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling
And to give the best in me;
To guard my every neighbor
And protect his property.

And if, according to your will
I am to give my life,
Please bless with your protecting hand
My children and my wife.