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The Infantryman's Prayer

Almighty God, whose will it is that we be leaders of men, hear us as we come to you for guidance in this awesome responsibility. Let us never forget our duty in the men whom we lead. May we instill in them the qualities of loyalty, integrity, and duty. Grant us patience in dealing with the mistakes of our fellow man. Let us never forget that no man is perfect, but that perfection for fragile humans is trying each day to be better than the day before. Give us courage O Lord, in the face of danger, keep us pure in heart, clean in mind, and strong in purpose. Remind us that wisdom is not granted in an hour, a day, or in a yearbut it is a process that continues all the days of our lives. Keep ever before us our goal which is not to perpetrate war, but to safeguard peace and preserve your great gift to man, Freedom. May you always be near to guide us in our decisions, comfort us in our failures, and keep us humble in our successes. We ask your devine blessings and leadership as we discharge the honor and responsibility of leading men in the service of our country. Walk close to us always, our Father, that we may not fail. Amen.