Almighty Father, whose command is over all and
whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and
obedient to Thy will.
Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against
dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so
that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones, and Thee
without shame or fear.
Protect my family.
Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to
accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and
me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance.
Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to
the duties my Country and the Marine Corps have entrusted
to me. Help
me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me
daily of the traditions which I must uphold.
If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am
tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the
mark, give me courage to try again.
Guide me with the light of truth and grant me
wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.