Lord we stand before you this evening to say thank you. We thank you, Father for your grace and your many blessings. Now, I run off and left all my young'uns and my kinfolk in bondage. So I'm standing here this evening, Heavenly Father to ask your blessings on all of us. So that if tomorrow is our great getting-up morning if tomorrow we have to meet the Judgment Day oh, Heavenly Father, we want you to let our folks know that we died facing the enemy. We want them to know that we went down standing up among those that are fighting against our oppression. We want them to know, Heavenly Father that we died for freedom. We ask these blessings in Jesus' name. Amen.

Sgt. Rawlins prays before the day of battle.