FOR OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
Our Lady of Fatima, in thy
prayers lie the hope of our country and the
peace of the world. We entrust to thy Immaculate Heart the soldiers,
sailors, marines, and airmen who are fighting the godless forces of
Communism in order that human freedom, religion, and civilization may
That they may be victorious in
the trying hour of temptation . . .
(Repeat, after each petition):
Lady of Fatima, help them.
That they may quickly rise
again should they have the misfortune to
fall into sin . . .
That they may break asunder
any bonds of Satan in which they may become
entangled . . .
Against the temptations of the
world, evil companions and bad books . .
Against the demon of impurity
. . .
That they may soon return to
the Heart of Jesus should they ever become
careless in their religion . . .
That they may be faithful in
the frequent reception of the Sacraments
and the performance of their Christian duties . . .
That they may ever love and
serve God and always invoke His help . . .
That they may seek thy
protection in all the trials and dangers of a
military life . . .
That they may persevere in the
grace of God and have perfect sorrow for
their sins . . .
That they may bravely accept
the sufferings of battle, and even death,
in the spirit of faith and resignation as a martyr's sacrifice . . .
That through them God may wipe
out Communism and defeat its forces of
evil . . .
That through them all nations
may soon enjoy a new era of freedom and
good will in a world of Christian peace . . .
O God, since Thou knowest that
we are surrounded with great dangers and
that we cannot stand up under them because of the weakness of our
nature, grant us health of mind and body that with Thy help we may
overcome the evils which we suffer for our sins. Through Christ our