Sirens should remind us to pray

I’ve been in the company of others this last week when sirens passed us. One I knew for sure was an aid car.

But we were too busy talking to notice, and to contemplate on what those sirens meant.

Where I grew up, a siren meant something of importance: a policeman needing quick passage, or maybe something of even more immediate importance: saving people or property from fire, or more important yet – saving a life.

Sirens still mean pretty much the same thing. But that doesn’t mean we should ignore them. Instead, they should remind us to pray.

So with that in mind, I suggest the following prayer:

Soverign Lord of all things, please grant to these who go in service to others: safe and swift passage, keen eyes, sharp minds, steady and sure hands.

And for those whom they serve: Hope and knowledge of You.

Amen.

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