Almighty God, Protector of all
Mankind, Your strength, power,
and wisdom are a beacon of light
to all men:
Give special guidance to Fireman
and Firefighters so that we may
be protected from harm while
performing our duty.
Help me with your loving care
while I work to save the lives and
property of all people young and
Give me the courage, the alertness
to protect my neighbors and all
others whom I am pledge to aid
When involved in fire or accident.
The Seventh Battalion Creed
I believe that to have a friend, a man must be one.
That all men are created equal and that everyone has within himself
the power to make this a better world.
That God put the firewood there but that every man must gather and
light it himself.
In being prepared physically, mentally, and morally to fight when
necessary for that which is right.
That a man should make the most of what equipment he has.
That this government, of the people, by the people, and for the
people shall live always.
That men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number.
That sooner or later... somewhere...somehow... we must settle with
the world and make payment for what we have taken.
That all things change but truth, and that truth alone, lives on
forever. In my Creator, my country, my fellow man.
The Union Mans Prayer
Lord, keep me from the habit of thinking I must say something on
every subject and on every occasion.
Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs.
Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details---give me wings
to get to the point. I ask for grace enough to listen to the tales of
But seal my lips on my own aches and pains---they are increasing, and
my love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by.
Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally it is possible that I
may be mistaken.
Keep me reasonably sweet; I do not want to become a saint---some of
them are so hard to live with---but a sour old person is one of the
crowning works of the devil.
Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places, and
talents in unexpected people.
And give me, O Lord, the grace to tell them so.
Make me thoughtful, but not moody; helpful, but not bossy. With my
vast store of wisdom, it seems a pity not to use it all---but Thou
know, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end.