The Firemans Prayer

The Firemans Prayer is a call for courage and strength to perform one’s duties in the most dangerous of circumstances.



Firemen are truly heroes. They are modern day saviors, laying in wait until we call on them in our time of need. Firefighters deserve our praise and the protection of God.

Firemans 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. Amen.

The Firecaptain’s Prayer

Dear God, Please guide me in my plight. Help me think quickly, but safely. Guild my hand to help those who are seeking knowledge. Give me the wisdom, to help the injured and the weak. To help those who have no thrive for life.

Grant me the strength to fight the fire with assertive skill. And God please grant me the ability to return home, to my family. And, if in your wisdom I may give my life, protect them from harm, no matter what the foe. Amen

Modern Angels

Firemen are a bit like modern angels. They appear out of nowhere and save us from the flames. But, firemen need protection just as much as we do. Here is a prayer from a mother for her son who is a fireman.

A Mother’s Firemans Prayer

The alarm goes off, ready to go, all with no hesitation Time to save a soul or a home, straight to that destination

This prayer’s for my son, as that fire calls Protecting the innocent and fighting flaming walls

Guide him with your strength, the courage to pull him through Give him that breath of air, if he gets down to his last few

By chance he may get weak; do give him the will to stand Carry him as you said, your” Foot Prints in the Sand”

He will have to lift or ax a door today May your angels chip away, helping along the way

There’s always the unknown, of what they call "back draft "Secure your arms around him, and the others who have his back

Make way for him to listen, to hear that persons call

Determined to break a window, to rescue that angry dog Or fight the wild fires, to keep lands beauty how it belongs

Keep their team in motion, to know where one is at They’re taking turns in and out, of these fires that attack

When that duty’s done, he’ll have peace of mind You were right beside him; he now thanks you for your time

Lord I ask this of you, I pray you watch over him Help him always save the lives, then return him to me again.

Carolyn Kay Carr

Amen.