A Firefighter's Prayer

When I am called to duty, God

Wherever flames may rage,
Give me the strength to save some life,
Whatever be the age;
Help me embrace a little child,
Before it is to late,
Or save an older person from the horror of the fate;
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout;
quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me,
to guide my every neighbor and protect his property,
and if, according to Your will,
I have to lose my life,
Please bless with your protective hand,
my children, and my spouse.