A Prayer for the World

  1. I copied this out of Parade Newsmagazine. It is an insert that comes w the weekend paper.

    It is a non-denominational prayer written by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, the same man who write the book, "When bad things happen to good people" ...........

    A Prayer for World Peace

    Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds held and nurtured over generations.

    Let the rain wash away the memory of the hurt, the neglect.

    Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows.

    Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken.

    Let it burn away the fog so that we can see each other clearly. So that we can see beyond labels, beyond accents, gender, or skin color.

    Let the warmth and brightness of the sun melt our selfishness. So that we can share the joys and feel the sorrows of our neighbors.

    And let the light of the sun be so strong that we will see all people as our neighbors.

    Let the earth, nourished by rain, bring forth flowers to surround us with beauty.

    And let the mountains teach our hearts to reach upward to heaven.


    ---Rabbi Harold S. Kushner------

    I particularly liked the line about the sun healing us "wherever we are broken."

    Hope you appreciated this as much as I did.
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   RNonsense
    Very nice...thanks for sharing!
  4. by   jnette

    Thank You.
  5. by   maureeno
    >> Pope John Paul, in his first public comment on the outbreak of hostilities in Iraq, has said that the war threatened the whole of humanity.

    "When war, like the one now in Iraq, threatens the fate of humanity, it is even more urgent for us to proclaim, with a firm and decisive voice, that only peace is the way of building a more just and caring society," he said.

    The Pope, in a speech to employees of Catholic television station Telepace, added: "Violence and weapons can never resolve the problems of man."<<