This poem has inspired a great many concealed weapons carriers all over the free world. By “free” world, I mean those parts of the world that are free to carry weapons and defend themselves from the “bad guys”. Unfortunately, even in the US, where the Constitution guarantees the right to carry a weapon for self-defense, this freedom is always being challenged.
This poem was written by a regular guy who just so happens to believe in the freedom of self-defense. I’ll let Tim tell the rest of his short story. Just read and enjoy the poem as I have.
by TIM SCHMIDT/ founder of USCCA
I receive hundreds of emails each day from USCCA Members and armed citizens who are thinking about joining the USCCA.
Last week I got an email that was different from most…
USCCA Member, Roger Temple, sent me a prayer. This wasn’t just any prayer, but rather the prayer of a sheepdog.
A prayer inspired by my dear friend Lt. Col. Grossman, and written for sheepdogs like you and I.
The Sheepdog’s Prayer
The Knights of Old were Men of Honor
Who used their Might For Right!
Today they’re known as Sheepdogs,
Those who carry on the fight.
I am a tired old Sheepdog,
The guardian of my flock.
I keep the predators at bay
And stand watch around the clock.
Please stop the Sheep from pulling my teeth.
I’ll need them for the fight,
When the hungry Wolves come calling
Some dark and deadly night.
I pray I’ll never need my gun,
But someday if I do,
May my cause be just!
My draw be quick!
And my aim be ever true!
Heaven holds a special place
For those who do the deed,
Defenders of the innocent
In their hour of need.
May the Sheep someday be grateful.
There’s a debt they can not pay
To the Sheepdogs who lay it on the line
Each and every day.
I am proud to be a Sheepdog.
I’ve done my very best.
I’ll stand my watch until my Maker
Calls me home to rest.
But when I meet St. Peter
There’s just one request I’ll make,
“Please let me spend Eternity
Standing guard at Heaven’s Gate”.
Lord, help us bring this ”Age of Sheep”
To a rapid end.
Then fill this land with Sheepdogs,
Men of Honor, once again.
This prayer is dedicated
To those who bravely face,
The dangers all around us,
To make our world a safer place.
To the soldiers, cops and warriors-
Sheepdogs through and through.
Thank you for your service
And your sacrifices too.
Special thanks to Roger for writing and sharing this prayer, and a special thanks to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman for inspiring armed Americans everywhere.
Tim Schmidt Founder, US Concealed Carry, Inc.
Publisher, Concealed Carry Magazine
P. S. – For more information on Lt. Col. Dave Grossman simply click the link below.
“Lt. Col. Grossman Interview”