This Soldier’s prayer…
March 26, 2006
I have been obsessed with tattoos since I joined the military. I really like the way a nicely done tattoo looks. I’m not the type of person to cover my entire body with tattoos, but a couple here and there in my mind is ok.
I had been thinking about getting a new tattoo, and since most of my tattoos are religous based, I wanted something to match. I also wanted something to commemerate my military service. Most of the ‘premade’ military tattoos are rather boring and ugly.
A while back I was at the bowling ally with my girlfriend and a couple of our friends. All of a sudden, after about five beers, an idea popped into my head. I scratched it out on a napkin, and working on it latter when I was sobber. I decided to write a ‘military’ prayer, which ended up as:
Protect me from the faces of evil.
Give strength to those fighting beside me.
Guide my unit through the perils of battle.
Lead us to the path of victory.
The final product, completed 26 March 2006: