Today I pray for veterans,
for those whose lives we’ve used
to fight our wars,
whose blood we’ve spent
to have our way.
They bear our wounds
and the weight of our fear.
They are the lambs we sacrifice
to the gods of our Empire.
Lord have mercy.
For those who have been in hell
I pray that their bodies be mended,
their memories healed,
their souls restored.
I pray for veterans of all nations
who served their country,
risked their lives
and did their best.
I pray for mothers of soldiers,
for children of war,
for all who suffer from the violence of nations.
I pray for those who work for peace,
who risk and suffer in the work of justice,
for reconciliation and life.
I pray for the veterans of all my little wars,
those I have used or wounded
or fought in the name of my little gods.
In the name of the Prince of Peace
I pray for peace,
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