O God, we beseech Thee,
watch over those exposed
to the horrors of war
and to the spiritual dangers
of a soldier's, a sailor's or an airman's life.
Give the such a strong faith
that no human respect may ever lead
them to deny it or fear to practice it.
Do Thou, by Thy grace,
fortify them against
the contagion of bad example,
that, being preserved from vice,
and serving Thee faithfully,
they may be ready to meet death
wherever it may happen,
through Christ, our Lord.
Inspire them with sorrow for sin,
and grant them pardon.
Mother of God!
Be with them on the battlefield,
and, if they should be called
to make the supreme sacrifice,
obtain for them that they may die
in the grace of Thy Divine Son.
St. Joseph, pray for them.
May their guardian angels protect them! Amen.