No homily to post this week. I have a guest preacher today so I get the week off. Today is National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Sunday and I am hosting the fire departments from the Towns of Southbridge and Dudley, Massachusetts. The chaplain from Southbridge will be preaching.
As a way of remembrance I thought I would post the firefighters prayer.
When I am called to duty, God, whenever flames may rage;
Give me strength to save some life, whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child before it is too late
Or save and older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor and to protect his property.
And if, according to my fate, I am to loose my life;
Please bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife.