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PRAYER FOR THE PEOPLE

    Last night as the votes were coming in I wrote a prayer, a poem. I am not religious in the sense of I attend one church. I am religious in the sense of love the neighbor, love the earth. 

    It is true, the candidate I supported did not win. I worry for my neighbors who do not fit the mold that our future President wants. I worry for my neighbors who will live in fear because they are different. Hate and bigotry have shown their true side. 

    I will put my belief that we can come together as a nation. I will not let fear rule me. I will pray. Here is the prayer I wrote.

    As I lay my child down to sleep, I pray. 

    I pray for those with different skin color than mine.

    I pray for those who immigrated to this country.

    I pray for those who have a pre-existing condition.

    I pray for those who are transgender.

    I pray for those who have been sexually assaulted. 

    I pray for those who follow different religions.

    I pray for those who are part of the LBGT community. 

    I pray for those with disabilities.

    I pray for those who need government support. 

    I pray for those who want a better education. 

    I pray for women who want to be in control of their bodies.

    I pray for our earth. 

    I pray for clean air.

    I pray for love.

    I pray. I pray not to one god but to all gods, to Mother Earth.

    I pray for you my neighbor.

    I pray for those who do not fall under Trump’s ideal person. 

    I pray I have the strength to stand besides, stand up for those who in moments of weakness think suicide is better then the horror they are living in that moment.

    I pray we find compassion, love and understanding when those that bully us, those who seek to put us down feel think they are winning. 

    I pray. Pray with me– not with a religious faith but with a faith that we will survive together, helping and supporting our neighbor through what ever tomorrow brings.




    Written by Sarah Stroh Thornton, aka Wifemotherdaughterself at 8:45pm PST onNov 8th 2016.

     

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