When firefighters die in the line of duty, this fallen firefighters prayer can be a way to honor their ultimate sacrifice while helping us to be inspired to follow their example of courage and service.  This Fallen Firefighters prayer can be used at memorial services for firefighters who die in the line of duty, at church services as a congregational prayer or in the personal prayer time of individuals.  Let us all give thanks for our courageous firefighters who give their lives protecting us and our homes.

Fallen Firefighters Prayer

Colorado 037Dear Heavenly Father, we bow before you today grieving the loss of the firefighters who have died in the line of duty.   We mourn the loss of these true heroes from our midst who gave their lives in the line of duty while protecting our lives, our homes and our communities.   Jesus says in the Bible, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”  (John 15:13 NIV version)  These firefighters who answered the call to this difficult and dangerous task have shown love and commitment of the highest order for us and for this we are eternally grateful.

We are fully aware that we can never repay the sacrifice of these courageous firefighters.  We can never do anything to deserve their ultimate gift of service given to us at such great personal cost and given at such a great cost to their families.  We can only acknowledge that they gave all for us.  Help us to go forward today having received from these short moments of prayer and meditation a small measure of personal aspiration to be like them in small daily ways.  Help us to be inspired and changed by their self sacrifice, their strength, their courage and their sense of duty.  May we put our whole hearts into the tasks we do that serve the greater good of our community.  And may each small act of service we do be a living memorial to our fallen firefighters.  Amen.


Prayer for Firefighters

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