O God, I beseech You,
watch over those exposed to the horror of war,
and the spiritual dangers of a soldier’s or sailor’s life.
Give them such a strong faith
that no human respect may ever lead them to deny it,
nor fear ever to practice it.
By Your grace, O God,
fortify them against the contagion of bad example,
that being preserved from vice,
and serving You faithfully,
they may be ready to meet you face to face
when they are so called:
through Christ our Lord. …