Tuesday Mentions and ‘Membrances

Due to the major fires out in California and recent ones in other states, I thought it was long over due to give a shout out and honor to our nation’s firefighters.

I don’t have to tell folks what an incredible and often dangerous job they have, or how grateful I am for what they are willing to do to save or help so many.  It’s incredible to think that sometimes while these guys are out battling fires, their own families and homes are caught in the hot spot too. 

I also want to dedicate this to those who have given their all, and their lives to help the rest of us when faced with such a destructive force whether it’s fire, storms or accidents.  We are so grateful.

The Fire Fighter’s Prayer

When I am called to duty, God,
wherever flames may rage,
give me strength to save a life,
whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child
before it is too late,
or save an older person from
the horror of that 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,
to give the best in me,
to guard my friend and neighbor,
and protect his property.
And if according to Your will
I must answer death’s call,
bless with your protecting hand,
my family one and all.

This is an open thread. I hope everyone has a safe and blessed day!

PS- Don’t forget to keep Lawngren in your prayers today as he has his knee surgery!