It sets the tone, the intention for the night.
It can empower, motivate and inspire us to reach higher.
Below are the words I shared with my beloved Alpha company.
If you would join me in prayer:
Source of Strength,
You have given me the gift of a special heart - a warrior's heart.
I see danger and do not turn away.
I hear the sound of gunfire and maintain my composure.
Because you have a special place in Your heart for the devil dog.
Because my scars are sacred, earned defending the defenseless in the desert, in the water and in the air.
I heard Your call to make the world a better place, to stand up for those who can not, to bring peace where chaos rules.
I came running from hometown USA.
I left my family, friends, a different future for You.
Because Your call for freedom and justice and peace are my battle cry.
I know that You are with me every step of the way - from training, to outside the wire, to garrison to the unknown.
I know that you expect me to be my best, every minute of every day - because people rely on me and I can not let them or You down.
Thank you, God, for this heart that beats in my chest and being a part of a 239 year old tradition of honor, courage and commitment.
I am the Marine Corps.
me and my RPs