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Prayer for the Millennium Goals

By: Jane Deren

In a world where so many go hungry,
Let us make the fruits of Creation
available for all.
In a world where one billion of our brothers and sisters
do no have safe drinking water,
Let us help the waters run clear.
In a world where so many children
die so young,
And so many mothers die in childbirth,
And so many families
are ravaged by disease,
Let us bring health and healing.
In a world where women carry
such heavy burdens,
Let us recognize and restore
the rights of all.
Let us join together,
with a new sense of global community,
A new awareness
of our need for one another
And for this fragile planet,
To meet the clear challenges
of the Millennium Goals,
To bring hope as substantial as bread,
To make human dignity
as visible as wheat in the fields.