Prayer of Protection

James Dillet Freeman


"The light of God surrounds me,
The love of God enfolds me,
The power of God protects me,
The presence of God watches over me.
Wherever I am, God is."


Written in 1940-41 as a prayer for protection during World War II.

"The ‘Prayer for Protection' is one of two Freeman poems carried to the moon by Apollo astronauts. In 1969, Edwin ‘Buzz' Aldrin carried a copy with him on the first manned moon landing. In 1971, a microfilm copy of Freeman's poem, ‘I Am There,' was left on the moon by Apollo XV astronaut James B. Irwin."

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