Our hearts hurt today
So many of our fellow beings
Will have to rebuild their lives
I seek to understand what seems to be that which cannot be understood
Why do we seek to kill others who are not like us?
Why do we take what is not ours to take?
Why do we delight in causing pain to others?
Where is the gain in hurting and hating?
Help me to help, not hurt
Help me to be kind
Help me to be able to defend those who cannot defend themselves
Help me to know when to step in and when to retreat
Give me courage to stand firm in what I believe to be right and good but never to enforce those beliefs on others
Give me the courage to think before I act
Give me the courage to act rightly
Give me the courage to see the love in the world
Give me the courage to be peaceful
Give us the courage to live in this world
Give us the courage to bless this world