999 Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Emergency Services Prayer of Thanksgiving, is a multi-faith prayer written by Tom Scholes-Fogg with Bishop Martyn Jarrett. Please feel free to use it at events:

LORD GOD we thank you for the selfless men and women of the emergency services. We thank you for all the resources you provide for their task and especially for the animals trained to work alongside them. We rejoice in all who work for peace and the saving of lives in danger.

We pray for those who serve in the emergency services, that you protect those whose service is our protection. May they ever receive your strength in the performance of their duty. We hold up to you those who have served in past years. We recall those who have paid the ultimate price in their task of preserving life and of upholding law and order. May all who serve or have served within the emergency service be embraced within your love both now and forever.

Grant that our nation may ever continue to show its gratitude towards those who serve within its emergency services and not take for granted the precious work undertaken.

We ask you, Lord, graciously to hear us.


Written by Thomas Scholes-Fogg and Bishop Martyn Jarrett