, whose command is over all and whose love never
fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me
true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed
and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved
ones and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family. Give me the will
to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities
with vigor and enthusiasm. Grant me the courage to be proficient in my
daily performance. Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the
duties my country and the Marine Corps have entrusted to me. Make me
considerate of those committed to my leadership. Help me to wear my
uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which
I must uphold.
If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.
Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.