then all the evil everywhere will suffer vast defeat.
If each of us, in our own time, takes only what we need,
no one will suffer needlessly from apathy and greed.
If we honor those who work and thank the ones who give,
then everywhere, upon the earth, true peace will surely live.
If we can learn that difference must not always mean divide,
then we can live in harmony with others side-by-side.
If we can sow a seed of trust and restore a sense of right,
then all the hatred in the world will cower down in fright.
If we can do our part and learn to stand on our own feet,
then none of us will feel the shame of bias and defeat.
If, with all sincerity, we ll bow on bended knee,
our just and loving God will hear and answer every plea.
For we, alone, have no power to mend the world and its woes,
and so we look to you, O God, to banish all our foes.
Lord, rid us of our selfishness, our hatred and our greed;
teach us to be kind enough to help the ones in need.
Grant to us your lasting peace that heals and makes us whole;
and thank you for the precious gift of our immortal souls.
[ By: Linda Lee Gleason, Copyright © 2009 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) -- submitted by: Linda Gleason ]
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