The Marine Mom's Prayer
Give me the greatness of heart
to see the difference
between a mother's love and duty to country.
Give me understanding that I may know,
when duty calls him -- he must go...
Give me a task to do each day,
to fill the time when he's away.
And Lord, when he's in a foreign land,
keep him safe in your loving hand.
And Lord, when duty is in the field,
please protect him and be his shield.
And Lord, when deployment is so long,
please stay with me and keep me strong.
A Marine's Prayer
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.