This prayer was written for The Company in January, 1967 by Father Kenneth H. Kinner, Chaplain Emeritus. In addition to being respected for his devotion to his vocation, Fr. Kinner is also admired by his friends in the fife and drum world for his his ability to play the snare drum.
Almighty God, Father of freedom, Author of the blessings of liberty; we thank you for the great company of Ancient musicians who in their several generations have been instruments in the search for human dignity and messengers in the pursuit of happiness; we commend all who have marched before us into Your safe keeping, seeking for ourselves such wisdom and understanding as may strengthen us as citizens of a free society, inspiring in others a like desire by our music and example; we ask Your protection for fifers and drummers throughout the land and the hope of your Divine Providence for all men. Amen.