Thursday, February 08, 2007

A Trucker's Prayer

After driving for only a few years I came across a 
postcard in a little truck stop.  It was a picture 
of a line of parked trucks.  Printed on the card was
a trucker's prayer.  I'd like to share it today.

Written by Carlos Lee Akers, Sr. 
Date written not known

Trucker's Prayer

Dear God above bless this truck I drive,
   and help me keep someone alive.
Be my mortal sight this day, 
   on streets where little children play.
Bless my helper fast asleep when the night is long, 
   and keep my cargo safe and sound 
   through the hours big and round.
Make my judgement sound as steel, 
   and be my hands upon the wheel.
Bless the traveler going past, 
   and teach them not to go so fast.
Give me strength for every trip, 
   so I may care for what they ship.
And make me mindful every mile, 
   that life is just a little while.
                                                    Amen 


That was pretty neat don't ya thiink.  In this lonely dangerous job it's nice to have something or someone you can always fall back on when a moment of confusion or disparation presents itself.

Well, that's all for the moment.
Stop back by when you can.

Thinking about a little note on the selling off of US highways to foriegn countries.  I know it's an old issue.  But, it bugs me that the main media refuses to bring it up.

back in a short

4 comments:

Esther said...

That is a beautiful prayer. I pray for all the truckers and their families. I wrorry about my husband everyday he's out on the road. May God bless each and everyone of u out there.

RebbyPDX said...

That is a beautiful prayer. I have written a book about truck driving which will come out soon and I quote that prayer in my book. The only thing I would say though is the word you have as "judgement" is actually spelled "JUDGMENT" (without the "E"). This is a very common spelling error by the way. Was it misspelled on the postcard that way?

RebbyPDX said...

That is a beautiful prayer. I have written a book about truck driving which will come out soon and I quote that prayer in my book. The only thing I would say though is the word you have as "judgement" is actually spelled "JUDGMENT" (without the "E"). This is a very common spelling error by the way. Was it misspelled on the postcard that way?

HeyDriver said...

RebbyPDX: Thanks for the comment. I've seen this prayer in many places and I think it was either Red Sovine or Dave Dudley who put it to music. It's a very powerful rendition if you get a chance to hear it. As to you question, "judgement" is spelled that way on the card. And as I type this out I see that Firefox spell checker marks that as a misspelling. For myself, I would have corrected it to "judgment" if I'd noticed that. Thanks again for the post.