PRAYER FOR PROTECTION
The Light of God surrounds me.
The Love of God enfolds me.
The Power of God protects me.
The Presence of God watches over me.
The Mind of God guides me.
The Life of God flows through me.
The Laws of God direct me.
The Power of God abides within me.
The Joy of God uplifts me.
The strength of God renews me.
The beauty of God inspires me.
Wherever I am, God is!
This prayer was written by James Dillet Freeman for all soldiers during World War II.
James Dillet Freeman (1912 – April 9, 2003) was a poet and a minister of the Unity Church, a New Thought denomination. Freeman was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He was of Cherokee, Choctaw, English, and Irish descent.
Freeman was sometimes referred to as the “poet laureate to the moon” because his poems were twice brought to the moon, “a distinction he shares with no other author.” His 1941 “Prayer for Protection” was taken aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969 by Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin, and a microfilm of Freeman’s 1947 “I Am There” was left on the moon by James B. Irwin on Apollo 15. Freeman received the inspiration to write ‘I Am There’ during the death of his first wife Katherine.