The Firefighter's Prayer



When I'm called to duty god
wherever flames may rage
give me strength to save a life
whatever be its age

Help me to 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
to 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 neighbor and
protect his property

And if according to your will
I have to lose my life
bless with your protecting hand
my children and my wife



A Fireman's Life
A fireman's life is one big surprise,
Usually he laughs, sometimes he cries.
There's always stress, toil and strife,
Hoping he's good enough to save just one life.

His wife understands, when he misses dinner,
If he runs out of church, don't think he's a sinner.
Answering a call, is tops on his list,
Regretting each one he's ever missed.

He tries and tries, but can't make us see,
The happiest men, still work for free.
Jumping from bed, fighting the cold,
Knowing what to do, without being told.

He rushes to the station, jumps on a truck.
Depending on skill, never on luck.
Putting his life on the line, for an unknown friend,
Hoping and praying, it won't be the end.
"The Bravest Men in the World", the title is fitting,
They all do their best, never come close to quitting.
Next time you see them, all their lights blinking,
Take just a minute, to think what they're thinking.

It's a hard job, so show them you care,
And help them out, with a little prayer.

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Comment by Terry Ingram, Sr. on December 25, 2008 at 9:26pm
WEST PHILLY, YOU ARE SO RIGHT THERE BROTHER!!!!! A LOT OF VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENTS WOULD NOT HAVE A LOT OF EQUIPMENT IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION OF THESE LADIES...AMEN.......
Comment by Terry Ingram, Sr. on December 25, 2008 at 9:22pm
THESE ARE STILL TRUE FOR TODAY..THEY NEVER GROW OLD...
Comment by Paul Montpetit on December 9, 2008 at 5:37pm
Nice...Have read it before....For all those interested there is a very nice song sung by the Plain Folk...it is called "The Fireman's Prayer"...They are an Irish Group and I believe that they sang this song at the Firefighter's Memorial this past year....well worht the time to listen...If interested drop me a line and I will try to send it to you.....Stay safe and keep the faith....Hang in there Beth.......Paul

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