It’s been awhile since my last post, which is usual, but life has kept me busy with two jobs, community involvement and everything else it has thrown at me. So I thought I would post something related to all the hype that’s been occurring of late. I’m talking about the Trump travel ban and the chaos that has subsequently ensued as a result. Now I’m not one to get into political discussions on social media. That’s not me. I like to keep my political opinions to myself. I prefer to talk about positive things, writing, travel and other tidbits that could be otherwise helpful.
I do feel for those affected by the ban. I have Muslim relatives, and I want to travel to the Middle East someday. Being one who loves to experience new places and cultures, I think about those suffering injustice around the world. So I offer a prayer, which was shared by one of my fellow members at my Rotary club. This prayer is not just for those affected by the travel ban. It’s for anyone who is depressed, confused or just looking for someone to come out of the shadows and tell them, “everything’s going to be alright.”
So here’s the prayer, and if you like it, please share it with others:
We pray today for the day when peace is known in all the world.
We pray that understanding will triumph over ignorance, that generosity will triumph over indifference, that trust will triumph over contempt, and that truth will triumph over falsehood.
Bless the leaders of all nations.
Bless those in harms way.
Bless those who are suffering.
Bless those who are scared
Bless those who are dying and the lost and unknown dead.
Bless those who love and those who are helping.
Bless those who can do nothing but wait.
Bless those with limited information.
Bless those of limited understanding.
Bless those who, though with good intentions, do wrong.
Bless us all and give us strength to be instruments of peace in all we say and do each day.