A PRAYER FOR POLICE

A PRAYER FOR POLICE

A Poem by poetdoug
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50 years ago my father stood in downtown Dallas when Pres. JFK was shot---Today I stand at our city Prayer Vigil for fallen Dallas Hero Police officers shot on duty. This is a poem for Unity.

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A PRAYER FOR POLICE
by Rev.Douglas R Rose
   Our Father, which art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name
Protect today all our Police and law-enforcement officers who daily offer their lives
To both protect and serve citizens of America. They are our heroic Paladins of Peace.
   Thy Will be doe on earth as it is in Heaven
Grant them today your exact pound of protection
That they may spread Peace and Justice throughout this land
   Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
We refuse to hate and make the choice to Love others with your love.
Lead us not into temptation--of Racism and prejudice, but deliver us from the evils
 of selfishness, entitlement and judgment
Help us dare to be vigilant and prayerfully use the great golden Rule of loving others
As we love ourselves--proving ALL LIVES MATTER to God
   "Tis not the color of our skin, but the Sin that lies within us that remains our biggest problem.
No loaded weapon can bring lasting Peace in this chaotic world of hate--only you can do that O Lord.
   "Our body they may kill, but your Truth abideth still---"
Shield and protect our Police by day and night we beseech Thee.
You, O God, are our Mighty Fortress and High Tower of Strength---our Bulwark never failing.
   today we ask not what you can do for us but what can we do to help you bring about
lasting harmony among us all.
  "Crown our good with Brotherhood from Sea to shining sea."
We will not feata--for in you, FAther God---there is limitless Victory.
For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Flory forever and ever
Amen
2016 by DRR
Member Academy of American Poets
Texas State Historical Association

© 2016 poetdoug



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Amen to this...all lives matter...and we need to watch over each other...and start having some love.....


all this hate is getting to be a really awfully boring rerun...we need a new show---one of acceptance.

thank you for this poem, Doug


j.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

1 Year Ago

thanks Jacob for your encouraging review. President Obama and Pres. Bush just spoke here at our Dall.. read more



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We need to have a Christian heart that embraces all people; as you say in unity! A beautiful prayer for those so very deserving of protection from our Heavenly Father. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ and we are ordained to share that love as every one is a part of our family in the eyes of God.
Thank you for sharing!

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poetdoug

1 Year Ago

thanks Sheila . You are so right. Blessings to you.
Amen to this...all lives matter...and we need to watch over each other...and start having some love.....


all this hate is getting to be a really awfully boring rerun...we need a new show---one of acceptance.

thank you for this poem, Doug


j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

1 Year Ago

thanks Jacob for your encouraging review. President Obama and Pres. Bush just spoke here at our Dall.. read more

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