LET US HOLD LOVINGLY IN OUR THOUGHTS all the people of the earth:
those who are consumed by mutual hatred and bitterness;
those make bloody war upon their neighbors;
those who oppress their brothers and sisters
with any form of tyranny;
and all who suffer in subjection, cruelty, and injustice.
Let us recognize our solidarity with all the outcast,
with the downtrodden, the abused, the deprived,
and our common humanity with all who bear the
responsibilities of leadership and power.
Let us remember humanity’s ancient and universal dream
of peace:
that we live together in harmony,
no one exploiting the weak, no one hating the strong,
each of us working out our own destiny,
self-respecting and unafraid.
May we seek to be worthy of freedom,
free from institutional wrong,
free from individual oppression and contempt,
pure of heart and hand,
despising none, defrauding none,
giving to all people in all encounters of life
the honor due to those who, like us,
are children of the earth’s great love.

Kendyl Gibbons in For Praying Out Loud: Interfaith Prayers for Public Occasions by L. Annie Foerster