Posts from the ‘Better World’ category

Social justice, national tragedy, war and natural disasters.

O Freedom: Psalm of Protest 14

A Psalm of Protest for U.S. Independence Day 2019. It’s the 14th in a series of social protest prayers using the voice of the Psalmist. See…

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Against Detaining Children

This prayer is in response to the detention of children at the U.S. border, as well as the tragic deaths of innocents there and in the…

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For Sri Lanka, On a Day of Blood and Prayer

A prayer on behalf of the people of Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, as the news unfolds. More than 150 people were murdered…

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For Police, Revised

I just returned from a six week trip to the U.S., including teaching at many synagogues. Police officers were present at each ont to protect congregants.…

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A Dream of Columbine: Psalm of Protest 13

The massacre at Columbine High school took place more than 20 years ago. And still, we’ve school shooting after school shooting. This Psalm of Protest, listing…

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As Fires Rage

A prayer to be said as the California wildfires rage, destroying homes and taking lives. See also this prayer “For Firefighters.” As Fires Rage G-d beyond…

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For Wisdom during Mid-Term Elections

Go out to vote. With wisdom. And encourage others to vote, as well. Early mid-term voting is open in most U.S. states. This prayer has a…

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Voter Suppression: Psalm of Protest 12

This Psalm of Protest is to be “sung on the eve of an election.” The third stanza quotes verses from Psalm 94. The fourth stanza echoes…

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#MeToo, No More: the 11th Psalm of Protest

This Psalm of Protest is to be “sung by brave women with a chorus of honest men.” It was inspired by the bravery of Dr. Christine…

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In Memory of a Statesman, John McCain (1936-2018)

A prayer to honor the memory of the late Senator John McCain — a war hero, a patriot and a man of integrity — who fought a…

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