An Air Force Prayer – Lord, guard and guide the ones who fly Through the great spaces of the sky; Be with them traversing the air In darkening storms or sunshine fair. You who keep with tender might The balanced birds in all their flight, Lord of the tempered winds, be near, That, having you, they know no fear. Control their minds with instinct fit whene'er adventuring, they quit Firm security of land; Grant steadfast eye and skillful hand. Aloft in solitudes of space, Uphold them with your saving grace. Oh, God, protect the ones who fly Through lonely ways beneath the sky. Amen.
Mary C.D. Hamilton, 1915, Quebec: L.M., Henry Baker, 1854
May the Lord bless and keep them!»