They who hath scorned the thought of any strength,
Except their own to lean on, learned at length,
How fear can sabotage the bravest heart.
When human weakness answers
to the prod of terror…calls
“Help us Oh, God!”
Then silence lets the Silent Voice be heard
Bringing its message like a spoken word:
“Believe, believe in me.”
“Cast out your fear.”
“Oh, I’m not up there in the sky,
But here, right here in your heart.
I am the strength you seek.”
And they believed!
— Alan Hale, Sr.
The prayer is from a 1946 movie called, “God is My Co-Pilot”, recited by Alan Hale, Sr., American actor.