a prayer for our nation

And then all that has divided us will merge

And then compassion will be wedded to power

And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind

And then both men and women will be gentle

And then both women and men will be strong

And then no person will be subject to another's will

And then all will be rich and free and varied

And then the greed of some will give way to the needs of many

And then all will share equally in the Earth's abundance

And then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old

And then all will nourish the young

And then all will cherish life's creatures

And then all will live in harmony with each other and the Earth

And then everywhere will be called Eden once again.

+ Judy Chicago

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We love this "prayer" by Judy Chicago who's less into kvetching and more into changing the world.  We are praying this soft prayer for our nation and for our children after a particularily mean week of politics...  Also, thanks to Rev. Elizabeth Myer Boulton for sharing this lovely photo of Maggie B!