Dear god, father please give me the strength to overcome present and future chalges. give me the knowledge to understand in which i do not understand. give me wisdom to lead me and my fellow soldiers as we prepare to go into harms way. please watch over me and my fellow soldiers and bring us back home safe to our families. please let us learn from the experience we are about to embark. please watch over our families and keep them safe as well as give them the strength to endure us being away.