A Prayer for the U.S. Marine Corps
We humbly ask that
You keep watch over the Marines today
Wherever they stand watch.
On all lands, at all ports, on every sea,
At all bases, and at all embassies throughout the world,
Assure them that nothing shall separate them
From Your eternal love.
May they serve honorably
As unto You, O Lord,
Promoting only those ideals
Based on Your eternal word.
Stand beside them and guide them
Through every trial they shall face.
Grant them courage to defend the weak,
To heal the wounded, relieve the oppressed,
And bring relief to the captives.
May the calling You have placed on Your Marines
Yield the fruit of righteousness.
And should they be called to make the ultimate sacrifice,
We ask that You preserve their souls for eternal life
When You shall say,
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant.
Enter into the joy of thy salvation.”
Through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray.
– Chaplain James F. Linzey