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A Soldiers Prayer For Compassion
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- A Soldiers Prayer for Compassion -
In this night that is black and darkened with the worst of pain,
May the blessings of everything around us, connect to us.
I ask not to be swift, accurate or courageous;
I ask that we will need none of these attributes,
and that our enemies are fortunate enough not to bear the burden of our lives.
May kindness, love and the deepest compassion
bless their souls and everything that they may touch.
May we feel the repercussions of that love;
of that most spacious grace.
I wrote this prayer September 6th, 2006 while in Iraq. A dozen or so soldiers recited it every night before we went on missions. From what I was told, they continued saying it after I left.
October 8th, 2012
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