Policeman’s Prayer to St. Michael
Saint Michael, Heaven’s glorious Commissioner of Police,
who once so neatly and successfully cleared
GOD’s premises of all it’s undesirables, look
with kindly and professional eye on your earthly force.
Give us cool heads, stout hearts, hard punches,
an uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgement.
Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and
law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores,
strict with law breakers and impervious to temptations.
You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the
devil that the policeman’s lot on this earth is not always a happy one;
but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that
so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.
And when we lay down our nightsticks, enroll us in your Heavenly Force,
where we will be proud to gaurd the throne of GOD
as we have been to gaurd the city of men.
St. Florian is considered the Patron Saint of Firefighters
Almighty God, Protector of all Mankind, Your Strength,
Power, and Wisdom are a beacon of light to all men and women:
Give special guidance to Firefighters so that they
may be protected from harm while performing their duty:
Help them with your loving care while they work to save
lives and property of all people young and old:
Give them the courage, the alertness to protect their
neighbors and all others whom they are pledged
to aid when involved in fire or accident.