Let us Live in Peace

Let us Live in Peace

Let us live in peace, God.
Let children live in peace, in homes free
from brutality and abuse.
Let them go to school in peace, free from violence
and fear.
Let them play in peace, God, in safe parks, in safe
neighborhoods; watch over them.
Let husbands and wives love in peace, in marriages
free from cruelty.
Let men and women and trans folk go to work in peace, with no
fears of terror or bloodshed.
Let us travel in peace; protect us, God, in the air,
on the seas, along whatever road we take.
Let nations dwell together in peace, without the
threat of war hovering over them.
Help us, God. Teach all people of all races and
faiths, in all the countries all over the world, to
believe that the peace that seems so far off is in
fact within our reach.
Let us all live in peace, God. And let us say,
Amen.

Rabbi Naomi Levy, Talking to God (adapted)