Prayer for the Country
Rebono Shel Olam,
Let America be America.
Let it be my land,
Let it be your land,
From the curvaceous hills of California
To the New York Islands.
Let our tired, our poor, our huddled masses
Finally breathe free.
Let our leaders pursue justice, justice, justice.
Let them be mindful that are all created equal, b’tzelem Eh – lo – heem.
Protect our leaders from the seductions of power.
Protect our right to protest, to insist that we can do better.
Protect us all from those who would do us harm.
Let America be America,
And let us say, Amen.
© by Sarah Rose Horowitz, 2007. All rights reserved.