OUR FALLEN HEROES
of Peace, please look down with favor
on the heroic men and women
who have given their lives
of freedom across the world.
their sacrifices wash every blemish
from their souls, and may they be received with joyful trumpets
into Your Kingdom
of eternal Light and Peace.
us, Lord, to find our way
to an era of safety and amity in
which people all over the earth will live together
in productive happy harmony.
American troops be called home
from the hundreds of foreign posts
where they now serve.
leaders to treat their citizens
with equity and justice.
us to lead responsible lives
of amity and accord.
May guns be silenced
and sabers rust,
bombs defused, cannon melted, and children no longer lose
their parents to warfare.
May all humanity, attentive at last
to Your message of love and forgiveness,
find the way
to final, permanent, blessed,
glorious, worldwide peace!
2011 Donn B. Murphy
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