Judy Chicago: A Prayer for Our Nation

Judy Chicago Prayer

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

We love this "prayer-poem" by activist and feminist artist Judy Chicago, one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2018.  We are praying this soft prayer for our nation and for our children in this particularly mean-spirited political atmosphere.  Let it be so, let it be so!