This has been a terrible tragedy in Dallas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Dallas Police Department and to the family and friends of the officers who were killed and wounded. These events show the truly evil side of humanity and what man is capable of doing to one another. On the other hand you also see the best of mankind in the bravery, selflessness and heroism shown by the officers of the Dallas Police Department. These Officers put on that uniform every day knowing their lives are at risk and go into our communities to selflessly protect and serve.
America needs to embrace its law enforcement officers especially in these troubled times. Remembering that these are flesh and blood Americans who have a higher calling to serve others, not robots used for government enforcement. So please next time you see a Police Officer thank them for what they have done for others and more importantly what they might be called to selflessly do in the future. Please read the prayer below, this exemplifies who our police officer really are.
Police Officer’s Prayer to St. Michael
Dear Saint Michael, heaven’s glorious commissioner of police, who once so neatly and successfully cleared God’s premises of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force. Give us cool heads, stout hearts, hard punches and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgement.
Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations. In troubles and riots give us sheer muscle without temper, at the police court, give us love for truth and evidence without any thought of self.
You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil that the police officer’s lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration. Make us as loyal to the law of God as we are particular about the law of the land.
And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of men. Amen.