"Give me strength to save a life" Firefighter prayer coin.
Antique bronze 1 3/4 inches.
Honor our protector firefighters.
Tradition has it that this prayer was a personal, agonized outpouring from a young fireman who had himself survived the flames, but had been powerless to save three helpless children from the awful death that engulfed them in smoke and flame, unable to escape an apartment fire. As he and his companions fell back in defeat and despair, the children succumbed: the windows had been fitted by the landlord with steel security bars. The firemen were unable to free the trapped children.
In shock, anguish, and spiritual stupor, the fireman, A.W. “Smokey” Linn, penned this personal prayer, a plea to the Heavens to somehow make this moment right. And if not right, understandable. And if not understandable, bearable.
The Fireman’s Prayer is a prayer to unite communities, express love and devotion to family and friends, and to plead for the value of a soul before God Almighty. It is a Sacrament.
"WHEN I AM CALLED TO DUTY GOD, WHENEVER FLAMES MAY RAGE,GIVE ME STRENGTH TO SAVE A LIFE WHATEVER BE ITS AGE, HELR ME EMBRACE A LITTLE CHILD BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE, OR SAVE AN OLDER PERSON FROM THE HORROR OF THIS FATE, ENABLE ME TO BE ALERT AND HEAR THE WEAKEST SHOUT AND OUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY TO PUT THE FIRE OUT, I WANT TO FILL MY CALLING AND TO GIVE THE BEST IN ME, TO GUARD ME EVERY NEIGHOR AND PROTECT HIS PROPERTY, AND IF ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL I HAVE TO LOSEMY LIFE, PLEASE BLESS WITH YOUR PROTECTING HAND MY CHILDREN AND MY WIFE"
Please Note: These coins are factory seconds. They have numerous spelling mistakes in the words on the reverse of the coin and is non-returnable.
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For A New Fireman
By Karen Majka
I am very happy with my purchase. It’s exactly what was represented. Hopefully it will protect our new fireman friend.