A SPAR's Prayer





Lord give us the grace of humility
And the courage to follow in Thy wake
A course of selfless service.
Instill in us tolerance, loyalty
And cheerful obedience to those
Whose duty is command.
Make us glad that we are SPARS
True to the highest traditions of the Coast Guard.
Inspire us to wear with proud dignity
The uniform that is symbolic of the Flag.
Keep us true to the code of the gentlewoman
In its finest sense, ever mindful that
Reputation is but the reflection of character.
Make us to be silent when to speak would be unkind.
Give us the faith to say at each day’s end,
Lord, Thy will be done.

--Beatrice V. Ball,
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
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