A prayer for police officers from Catholic Online involves asking God to watch over the officers and keep them safe from harm as they protect the prayer's streets and homes from crime, robbery and violence. The prayer continues on to ask God to provide the officers with strength and courage as they perform their duties and to reunite them safely with their families at the end of each work day. Many other prayers similarly focus on keeping the officers safe.
A prayer for police officers from Beliefnet begins, "Almighty God, we pray to you in heaven up above, watch over our dear police officers, and protect them with your love." The next portion of the prayer involves asking God to guide the officers as they serve their community both during the day and at night and to hold them in His care when danger presents. Then, the prayer asks God to give the officers courage and strength for the duration of their shifts. The last line states, "And one more thing to ask dear Lord, protect their family and their friends."
The official Police Officer's Prayer for the Aberdeen, North Carolina, police department also requests safety, strength, protection, love and courage for the officers. It further asks God to watch over the officers as they face unjust physical abuse and condemnation from time to time.