Blessed Yah, Creator, Created, Creating...
On this day of joy and celebration and mourning,
We pray for peace and love,
For ourselves and the world,
Even if only for one day:
Instead of anger, we choose kindness.
Instead of revenge, we choose justice.
Instead of resentment, we choose empathy.
Instead of work, we choose rest.
Instead of ideology, we choose compromise.
Instead of destruction, we choose community.
Instead of fear, we choose endurance.
Instead of invective, we choose prayer.
Instead of violence, we choose peace.
Instead of hate, we choose love.
We give thanks for this day.
May it change us, may it change the world,
And let us say, Amen.