Richard Neal Huffman, Bangor Police Department, shares his personal prayer for start of watch.
"Oh, Lord. Hear my prayer. May I return
from my shift in the same health as when I enter into it. Please give me the wisdom to perform my duties to the utmost of
my abilities. Help me to stay focused and fair in my contacts with the public. Help me to always keep in mind the oath I've
taken as an officer of the law and a public servant. Give me patience, strength and the ability to overcome those who seek
to harm the weak and defenseless. Oh, Lord. Hear my prayer.”
Comments about Richard’ prayer, his short
story the Bear and I, or his work in general can be sent directly to him at firstname.lastname@example.org; or, you can view Richard's books and other short stories here.