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Armor
O Lord, our God, we beseech your protection and care of the soldiers of armor. Give them courage to accept their task and skill and fortitude to carry out their mission. As they defend may you grant them the knowledge that you, O. God Most High are their shield. Amen.
  CH CPT Joseph J. Kraintz, Jr., Ft. Knox
 
2nd Armored Cav Reg.
Almighty, merciful, and loving Father, you are the one who hears all our prayers and grants our petitions. We, the troopers of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, ask you to remember, as we do, the tremendous sacrifice made by those who went before us. They have given their lives so that we might live and breathe freely. We ask you to receive them into your hands. Father, give us the strength and wisdom to learn from their example, to uphold freedom and life at home and around the world. Keep us vigilant as we guard the frontiers of freedom. Give our leaders the wisdom and the strength to lead well. Grant all of us courage and confidence.
Be, for all of us, troopers, a wise counsel in keeping peace and a strong shield for us against our enemies. Oh heavenly Father, give us the determination that the peace and freedom won at such a high price be lasting!
Father, hold all of the troopers of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in the palm of your almighty hand and protect us in the shadow of your wings. Amen.

Regimental Prayer
11th Armored Cavalry Regt.
Lord God,as you have called us to this Regiment,
help us now to serve it with selflessness and courage.
Strengthen us to persevere in the soldierly virtues of Saint George, our Patron.
Guide us always in the discharge of our duties.
Show us the way to true peace
   and grant us the wisdom to pursue it.
Watch over us, Father, as we face the trials that await us.
This we pray in Your Name.
Amen.
 
Artillery
Almighty and eternal Father of us all, we give You thanks for this evening's festivities which bring is together as members and friends of the Artillery Corps. As soldiers, help us always to be aware of our nee for Your Providential care and protection, in the calm of peace as well as in the terror of war.
We pray that You will continue to protect us as individuals, to protect our families, to protect the Artillery Corps, to protect our Armed Forces, and most of all to protect our nation, which we have pledged to defend with our lives. If need be, help us to walk into the valley of the shadow of death and to fear no evil, because we know that You are with us, even in the face of death itself because You are our God and we are Your people.
We pray, O Lord, that You are bless the celebrations and the events of this evening's festivities.  Bless the food which is ours to enjoy. Bless our distinguished guests and commanders. Be with us and bless us all, for it is in the name of our Lord that we pray.Amen.
CH MAJ Thomas E. Cook, Jr.
Fort Hood, TX

ARTILLERY
Oh Lord, bless this time of festivity, food and fellowship with Your divine presence. Be with all the soldiers of artillery. Grant unto them, like Saint Barbara, the qualities of courage and faith that they, like her, would be able to face danger without surrender of principles. Equip us for the daily battles in the spiritual warfare we must wage. Oh, Lord, we do readily accept our firing missions against all enemies of the soul. Whether with hip shot or long shot, give our rounds the true azimuth and elevation to bracket and destroy the targets of selfishness, hatred and greed. Sustain us with the strength to fire for effect on every habit that would enslave us. Give us the courage to level our aim for direct fire against every temptation that seeks to storm the citadel of the soul. Grant us victory and peace in our lives. AMEN.    CH COL Ocie I Courtney HQ, Fourth Army

Aviation
Dear Heavenly Father, in Your great wisdom and power You watch over every one of us each day. All praise, honor, and glory be given to Your name. And now in the daily responsibility we have as an aviation unit, we ask for special guidance now. We ask for a strengthened trust between our pilot, crew chiefs, and other maintenance personnel as they rely on each other to have the helicopters (planes) in excellent working condition for the safe transportation of people and equipment. We ask for a special guidance for the other personnel in various categories of support needed to accomplish the mission, that they respond to the best of their ability. And that in the final outcome of all missions, the men, women, and machines will protect our country successfully and safely. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN. CH CPT Robert Swales, Sr. Fort Hood, TX
Infantry
Lord, life isn't easy in the infantry. The field is often less than ideal. It's too hot or too cold, too wet or too dry. The work is often demanding, but more often the fatigue of waiting overtakes us. Lord, provide us assurance of Your presence with us in the down times as well as the battle. Help us to seek Your face. When we have walked miles with rucksack and gear, may the feeling of release we experience at the removal of our loads remind us that You offer rest, an easy yoke and a light load if we follow You. No, Lord life isn't easy in the infantry. Help us to continue our vigil for peace. We don't want war and we pray You will keep the world at peace. If, in Your plan we must fight, may we do so in accordance with Your law and for the good of  others and of our nation. Thank You, Lord, for the presence with us today! In Your Holy Name. AMEN.
CH CPT Jimmy Rucker
Fort Ord, CA
The Cadet Prayer, USMA
O God,  Our Father, Thou Searcher of human hearts, help us to draw near to Thee in sincerity and truth. May our religion be filled  with gladness and may our worship of Thee be natural.
 
Strengthen and increase our admiration for honest dealing and clean thinking, and suffer not our hatred of hypocrisy and pretense ever to diminish. Encourage us in our endeavor to live above the common level of life.  Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half truth when the whole can be won. Endow us with courage  that is born of  loyalty to all that is noble and worthy, that scorns to compromise with vice and injustice and knows no fear when truth and right are in jeopardy. Guard us against flippancy and irreverence in the sacred things in life. Grant us new ties of friendship and new opportunities of service. Kindle our hearts in fellowship with those of a cheerful countenance, and soften our hearts with sympathy for those sorrow and suffer. Help us to maintain the honor of the Corps untarnished and unsullied and to show forth in lives the ideals of West Point in doing our duty in Thee and our Country. All of which we ask in the Great   Friend and Master of all.
Amen.
 
Engineers
O Lord our God, we are thankful for this occasion which brings us together as professionals and as friends. We pray that You will reinforce the ties which bind us together through the Engineer Branch as a whole and through the organizations we belong to as individuals. Grant us the faith, stamina and courage we need to carry out our mission in times of peace as well as in times of war. Bless our time together and the food that is ours to enjoy. In the name of our Lord. AMEN.
CH MAJ Thomas Cook, Jr.
Fort Hood, TX
Infantry
Dear God in Heaven, bless Your holy name. May Your kingdom soon come, and Your will daily be done on earth as it is in heaven. Help me to be grateful for today's MRE's and the purified water in our canteen, they will see me through. Forgive me for the times I"ve not talked or acted like Your son; I'll work hard on improving my language and behavior along with my light fighter skills. In every area of my life help me to really be the best I can be. And help me not to fall for some slick lie and  make a fool of myself. I know there is no better self in any substance, controlled or uncontrolled, than the one You gave me. When I'm down, lift me up. I trust Your leadership above all and will by Your grace, climb to glory, to the top. Amen.
CH MAJ Dennis Camp, Fort Drum, NY
Infantry
Lord God, our strength for evermore, whose might reach from shore to mountain heights to shore again, protect the soldiers who must defend the ground we call our native land. Hear us when we pray and bless their courage in the face of fear. AMEN.
CH LTC John Shaddix, Ft. McClellan

Infantry
Lord, we are infantry soldiers. We know that You help us as we go about the job of protecting the citizens of our nation and the world. Keep us mindful of our responsibilities to be dedicated professionals. Often we feel discouraged and need the encouragement of Your Spirit. Keep us from allowing cynicism to rob us of the joys of life; family and friends, work and worship. Keep us mindful of the value You place on human life Lord. Help is to have that same respect for life. Grant us peace. Lord, in our time. AMEN.
CH CPT Jimmy Rucker, Fort Ord, CA
Military Police Corps Regimental Prayer
 
Heavenly Father - we approach You today because You have called us to be a people of prayer.  We praise You because You are our Creator, or Redeemer, and our Provider.  We acknowledge our great need for You as we fulfill our mission as soldiers.
 
We have been called to serve our nation as Military Police and we are proud of   the honored heritage of the Regiment and our motto:  Of the Troops and For the Troops.
 
Whether we are fighting an enemy, securing an area, patrolling the streets, or helping someone in distress, help us O Lord to always be men and women of integrity who can be counted on to do the right thing.
 
Give us the strength to stand for what is right and to oppose those who would do harm to our Nation and the people we serve.
 
May we always be truthful in Word, Deed, and Signature, bringing honor through our service to the memory of those in the Regiment who gave the supreme sacrifice for their country.
 
Guide us now Father, by giving us wisdom and knowledge from on high, that as Military Police we will always be prepared to Assist-Protect-Defend.
(The Military Police Corps Regimental Prayer was composed by the Regimental Chaplain, Chaplain Michael E. Yarman.  It was accepted by the MP Regimental Association on 3 May 1999.)
 
Ordinance
Almighty God, Ruler of the Universe and sustainer of mankind, we humbly entreat your favor upon this the Ordinance Corps. This corps and as it's heart the finest and truly most capable men and women in the service. We ask that you bless these soldiers and their families that support them. Grant that they would follow the unmistakable paths of honor, justice and peace.
May their efforts in promoting peace overcome those obstacles that hinder the realization of their dreams. Encourage them with Your presence, enable them with your thoughts and deliver them with your strength.AMEN.
CH CPT David Shafer,Fort Knox, KY
Ordinance (Official)
Our Father, we pray for the strength of mind, heart and body to continue to serve our Army and our Nation.  Help us to remember and emulate the heritage of excellence set by those who established, nurtured and led the Ordnance Corps before us.
 May the shell and flame continue to light the way towards selfless service, dedication, professionalism, and passionate patriotism as we support our Nation's role as the leading force toward peace and liberty in the world.
 
Oh Lord, we ask that you provide us the wisdom to continually take charge of change and shape the Ordnance Corps to provide service to the line, on the line, on time.   Guide us as we seek to establish our heritage of courage and honor through our daily duties. 
 Give us strength to accept our responsibility to our fellow soldiers as we seek to fix and arm the force.
 
Oh God of our Fathers, bless our efforts to provide the "Armament for Peace" and protect us if we much answer the call to arms to defend our Faith, our Liberty, and our Freedom.  Teach us not to mourn those who have died in the service of the Corps, but rather to gain strength from the fact that such heroes have lived.  Teach us to stand together in Your Name so that we may remain strong and that the Ordnance Corps shall remain the architect for our Army and our Nation.    Amen.
 
Transportation
Eternal God, our Heavenly Father, we give humble thanks for Your rich blessings on our country and our military services. We are particularly thankful for the thousands of men and women who have served in, and support the Army Transportation Corps and we pray Your rich and continued blessings upon them.
We thank you for the progress made in the Corps, for the good work of its of it's present and past chiefs, and pray that the months and years ahead will bring continued divine assistance.
We humbly pray that, in addition to our military and technical skills, we will be enriched by the eternal and foundational values upon which our nation is structured, and by which our people are strengthened. Enable each of us assembled to renew our commitment to serving with efficiency and honor. And as we eat food together, be among us as the true bread of life; so that our collegial fellowship will not be only with one another, but also with You, dear Father. For the glory of Your name, we pray. AMEN. CH COL Henry Hunt ,HQ FORSCOM
Transportation Corps
Regimental Prayer
Lord of life, God of our Fathers, we give you thanks for our rich American Heritage; a heritage which encompasses years of American endeavor, and one which includes the true noble spirit of the Army Transportation Corps.
We give you thanks for the soldiers of the Transportation Corps Regiment, who have historically served our country in peace and war.  We especially thank you for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our freedom.
We ask blessing on the members of the Transportation Regiment and their families as they serve our nation worldwide. Keep them ever mindful of duty, honor and country.
We ask that you keep the Transportation Corps Regiment physically fit and strong in the determination to do the just and right. Encourage its leaders to continually build a Regiment that strengthens the Army and nation. AMEN. (Official Regt. Prayer)
 

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