|The 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. It is as powerful today as it was then.
Used by permission from Unity School of Christianity.
From Life is a Wonder by James Dillet Freeman:
"On the very first flight to the moon, on Apollo 11, astronaut Col. James Aldrin carried Unity's 'Prayer for Protection' with him. He did not know me or Unity.
"It has appeared in hundreds of different publications that have no connection with Unity, and millions of people have carried it around on cards that fit into their pocketbooks, pockets, and billfolds. It has been translated into many languages. Sometimes it appears with me as the author. Often no author is given. Sometimes other people are named as the author.
"It has been changed and changed again before it reached the form that it now has that best meets people's needs. This prayer is the product of much thought and concentration and of a mind that was willing to stay open to receive divine inspiration."
Prayer for Protection is one of two Freeman compositions carried to the moon by Apollo astronauts. In 1969, Edwin Buzz Aldrin took the Prayer for Protection along on the first manned moon landing. A microfilm copy of Freeman's poem I Am There was left on the moon in 1971 by Apollo XV astronaut James B. Irwin.