The Prayer for Protection
The light of God surrounds me;
The love of God enfolds me;
The power of God protects me;
The presence of God watches over me.
Wherever I am, God is!
The Prayer for Protection was written by the late James Dillet Freeman, poet laureate of the Unity movement and director of Silent Unity, Unity’s worldwide prayer ministry.
The Prayer for Protection is one of two Freeman poems carried to the moon by Apollo astronauts. In 1969, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin carried a copy with him on the first manned moon landing. In 1971, a microfilm copy of Freeman’s poem, I Am There, was left on the moon by Apollo XV astronaut James B. Irwin.