A Prayer for Our Children

"May you be powerfully loving and lovingly powerful.
May you always have love be your guide with your family, friends, and colleagues.
Remember to listen carefully to your heart and the heart of others.
May you have the courage to always follow your dreams.

Take an action every day to support your life dream, your love nature, and your integrity.
May you have the strength to overcome fear and pride, and instead follow what has heart and meaning for you.
May you be a guardian of truth, beauty, creativity, and laughter.
May you protect, preserve, and care for Mother Nature and the wilderness.

May you show respect to people of all ages, and all races, and help all living things keep their dignity. 
May you help make a better world for the poor, the sick, the elderly, and all the children.
May you be an active, committed, and positive force in your community.
May you value and maintain your health and the health and well-being of others.

May you respect all the ways human beings access their own spirituality.
May you create a global community, committed to peace and non-violence.
May you keep learning, asking questions, exploring, discovering, and always maintaining curiosity and hope.
May you honor and respect diversity and the beauty and magic that occurs when differences join to create something far greater than one could imagine.

May you constantly bring your gifts and talents forward every day without hesitation or reservation.
May you honor your ancestors and all those who have gone before you, for they have paved the way for you to do what you are here to do.
May the butterflies remind you of your soul’s beauty and the exquisite contribution that your presence makes in the world every day."

by Angeles Arrien
1940-2014