From the film Glory, Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman) along with the men of the 54th regimen gather on the night before a battle to say their thanks and prayers.
Private Jupiter Sharts: Tomorrow, we go into battle. So Lordy, let me fight with the rifle in one hand and Good Book in the other. That if I should die at the muzzle of the rifle, die on water or on land, I may know that You, Blessed Jesus Almighty, are with me and I have no fear. Amen.
Sergeant Major John Rawlins: Lord, we stand before you this evenin' to say thank you. We thank you, Father, for your grace and your many blessins'. Now, I run off and left all my youngins and my kinfolk in bondage. So I'm standin' here this evenin', Heavenly Father, to ask your blessin! On all of us! So that if tomorrow is our great gettin' up mornin', if tomorrow we have to meet the Judgment Day, our Heavenly Father we want you to let our folks know that we died facin' the enemy. We want 'em to know that we went down standin' up, amongst those that are fightin' against our oppression. We want 'em to know, Heavenly Father, that we died for freedom. We ask these blessins' in Jesus name. Amen. Amen! Amen!
Private Trip: I ain't much about no prayin' now. I ain't never had no family and... killed off my mama... I feel funny...
Sergeant Major. John Rawlins: C'mon, now. You doin' fine.
Private Trip: Well, I just... Ya'lls...is the onlyest family I got. And I loves the 54th. Ain't much a matter what happen tomorrow. 'Cause we men, ain't we. We men, ain't we....