A Military Motherís Prayer

Courtesy Cindy Lou Huff

Author Unknown 

Tonight I ask as a mother to bless my child as I do every night,

But now I am reminding you this is a special child.

This child helps to provide a blanket of protection

That we as Americans slumber under each night.


He is dedicating his life to protect this great country of ours,

And before, there was always prayer for you to watch over this child,

But after the terror that has struck our homeland,

I feel stronger, more pleading as I pray to you.


This child loves God and country

And has sworn to protect her inhabitants.

But, this is still my child,

Whom I have sworn to protect with my life until the day I die.


Now I need your help more than ever.  He is no longer within my reach,

But can only be reached by your hand to protect him.

He may be upon the oceans, above the earth

Or in the lands foreign and hostile to him,

Please God, keep him safe and bring him home to meÖalive and well.


Let us find peace and keep these special children alive

And safe to teach future generations how important life is,

And how important it is to protect it.


They are a rare breed,

And we are the mothers who have helped to raise them.

Now we are the mothers who ask for your help to protect them.

Please bless all the children of the world,

But please remember I am a military mother

And Iím asking you to take special care of my special child.