James Dillet Freeman
"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."
Written in 1940-41 as a prayer for protection during World War II.
"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."