Lord, I ask for courage;
Courage to face and conquer my own fears,
Courage to take me where others will not go.

I ask for strength;
Strength of body to protect others,
Strength of spirit to lead others.

I ask for dedication;
Dedication to my community to keep it safe.

Give me, Lord, concern;
For all those who trust me,
And compassion for those who need me.

And please Lord, through it all;
be by my side.