The Correctional Officer Prayer is a powerful invocation that is often used by correctional officers to seek guidance and protection as they carry out their difficult and often dangerous work. The prayer is a way for officers to express their gratitude for the opportunity to serve their community, and to ask for wisdom and strength in the face of the many challenges they may encounter in the line of duty. The origins of the Correctional Officer Prayer are not well documented, but it has become a beloved tradition among officers of all levels of correctional facilities. The prayer is known for its poignant language and imagery, and often includes references to the values of justice, compassion, and dedication. Whether recited alone or as part of a larger community, the Correctional Officer Prayer remains a cherished tradition that brings comfort and inspiration to those who seek to serve their community with honor and dignity.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Cowboys Prayer. May God Bless You!
Cowboys Prayer 1
I’ve never lived where churches
I love creation better as it stood
That day You finished it so long ago
looked upon Your work and called it
I know that others find You in the light
That’s sifted down through tinted window
And yet I seem to feel You near tonight
In this dim, quiet starlight on the plains.
I thank You, Lord, that I am placed so well,
That You have made my freedom so com-
That I’m no slave of whistle, clock or bell,
Nor weak-eyed prisoner of wall and street.
Just let me live my life as I’ve begun
And give me work that’s open to the sky;
Make me a pardner of the wind and sun,
And I won’t ask a life that’s soft or high.
Let me be easy on the man that’s down;
Let me be square and generous with all.
I’m careless sometimes, Lord, when I’m in
But never let ’em say I’m mean or small!
Make me as big and open as the plains,
As honest as the hawse between my knees,
Clean as the wind that blows behind the rains,
Free as the hawk that circles down the
Forgive me, Lord, if sometimes I forget.
You know about the reasons that are hid.
You understand the things that gall and fret;
You know me better than my mother did.
Just keep an eye on all that’s done and said
And right me, sometimes, when I turn
And guide me on the long, dim, trail ahead
That stretches upward toward the Great
Cowboys Prayer 2
Our Heavenly Father,
We pause at this time,
mindful of the many blessings you have bestowed upon us.
We ask, Lord, that you will be with us in the arena of life.
We as cowboys do not ask for special favors.
We don’t ask to draw around the chute fighting horse, the steer that won’t lay,
or to never break the barrier.
We don’t even ask for all daylight runs.
Cowboys Prayer 3
That you will help us live our lives here on earth as cowboys, in such a manner, that when we make that last inevitable ride, to the country up there, where the grass grows lush, green, and stirrup high, and the water runs cool, clear, and deep, that you’ll take us by the hand and say
Welcome to Heaven cowboy, your entry fees are paid.
Cowboys Prayer 4
Our gracious and heavenly Father,
We pause in the midst of this festive occasion, mindful of the many blessings you have bestowed upon us.
As cowboys, Lord, we don’t ask for any special favors. We ask only that you will let us compete in this arena as in the arena of life.
We don’t ask that we never break a barrier, draw around a chute-fighting horse, or draw a steer that just won’t lay. We don’t even ask for all daylight runs.
We only ask that you help us to compete in life as honest as the horses we ride and in a manner as clean and pure as the wind that blows across this great land of ours.
Help us, Lord, to live our lives in such a manner that when we make that last inevitable ride to the country up there, where the grass grows lush, green and stirrup high, and the water runs cool, clear and deep, that you, as our last Judge, will tell us that our entry fees are paid.
Cowboys Prayer 5
Our Country NEEDS YOU More than it has ever needed You before.
Lord, we ask for our Country to be RESTORED to Godly MORALS,
treating one another with RESPECT, and finally a place where TRUTH
will Always dwell and Reign.