I found this and decided it needed to be posted before people head off to start their duty shifts tonight. I’m not very religious but this struck a chord with me.
Emergency Services Christmas Prayer
Please make this, Lord, a silent night
this one night of the year.
No sirens wailing through the dark,
no shouts of hate or fear
No crumpled cars and twisted steel,
no blood and tears that spill.
No messages of grief to take,
to homes that suddenly grow still.
Please, King of Peace, no drunken fights
that wreck the family tree,
And all the dreams of some small child,
who clings, in fear, to me.
Let travelers tread the tinseled streets
safe from assault and harm.
On this night, this special night,
no red lights, no alarms.
I’d like to be at home, Oh Lord,
where spice and cedar scent the air.
I hope the children don’t wake up,
until I can be there.
Please make this Lord, a silent night,
no hate, or hurt, or crime,
But if this cannot be, Oh Lord,
help me get there in time.