Keep my sister Denise in your prayers

as she fights the brave fight of brain cancer.

A Prayer for When Children are Forcibly Separated from Parents"
By Rabbi Paul Kipnes 

Pray for the children
The ones who were taken away
And pray for the leaders
Whose moral compasses have gone astray

Pray for the kids
Who wallow in their cages
And pray for the guards
Whose work sullies their wages 

Pray for the dads
Who are now childless and under arrest
And pray for the moms
Whose kids were ripped right from their breasts

Pray for the parents
Away from their children day and night
And pray for our government
Which desperately needs to see the light

Pray for the religious
Whose values others erroneously claim
To justify pulling children from their parents
But really, they just profane God’s name

Pray for the people
Who avert their eyes from this travesty
And pray for government
Which employs this immoral strategy

But mostly,
Pray for the children
Created b’tselem Elohim*
And pray for us all
As we all suffer the dark parts of the American dream

Let There Be Peace: In our Country,

Church and World


 Feb, 17 , 2020

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  Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM

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