A Soldier's Prayer

A Soldier's Prayer

By: Jon M. Nelson


Now I lay me down to sleep,

And hope my dreams are thoughtful and deep.

I pray that tonight I’m not awaken,

By bombs exploding and the ground shakin’.


I hope that I can get some peaceful rest,

And wish that the next day will be blessed.

All I want is to sleep through the night,

So that tomorrow I’m ready for another fight.


I pray my dreams are of my family,

As I make sacrifices to keep them free.

May you watch over and keep them safe,

As they wait for me and remain brave.


Dear lord please listen as I pray to you,

And proudly defend the red, white and blue.

I will always serve you and my country,

And be the best person that I can be.


May it be a peaceful night without a sound,

With no shots or bullets flying around.

As I lay and dream of back home again,

                          I’ll unfold my hands after I say Amen.