Our Prayer for the 21st Century






         May we all have a safe journey,

        And may our journeys take us to where we want to go.

        May we be forgiven for the wrong turns we have taken.

        May we all have a place in our hearts for each other.

        May those who live in darkness, find their way into the sun.

        May the blind be able to see, the deaf be able to hear

        And those who can’t walk, run.

        May our earth stay beautiful, the seas filled with fish, the gardens filled with flowers

        and the sky filled with sunlight.

        May the pins stay in the grenades.

        May the guns remain unused.

        May the bombs stay unexploded.

        May the wars end.

        May the unlucky have some luck

        And the lucky realise the luck they have.

        May everyone’s nightmares end.

        May everyone’s dreams come true.

        May we all share the joy of loving and living.

        May every thought be free, every problem solved.

        May the worst turn out to be good.

        May there be lots of fun and laughter, especially for the children.

        May friendship be plentiful.

        May we all think of others before we think of ourselves.

        May we all live with knowledge, understanding, respect, tolerance and harmony.

        May we all share the joy and the love of our family and friends.

        May we not be forgotten and may we not forget others.

        May the angels not lift us up early.

        May the world live on in peace forever.

Years 4, 5, & 6, Palmerston District Primary School, ACT, Australia. 1999

Based on
A Prayer for the 21st Century
John Marsden
Lothian, 1997





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