Pray For the World


It’s not just Paris we should pray for.

It is the world.

It is a world in which Beirut, reeling from bombings two days before Paris, is not covered in the press.

A world in which a bomb goes off at a funeral in Baghdad and not one person’s status says Baghdad because not one white person died in that fire.

Pray for the world

that blames the refugee crisis for a terrorist attack.

That does not pause to differentiate between the attacker and the person running from the very same thing you are.

Pray for a world

where people walking across countries for months,

their only belongings upon their backs,

are told they have no place to go.

Say a prayer for Paris by all means,

but pray too,

for a world that does not have a prayer

for those who no longer have a home to defend.

For a world that is falling apart in all corners,

and not simply in the towers and cafes we find so familiar.

#prayfortheworld #weallarehuman #prayerworks

This is a repost of an IG post that really moved me.  Hard hitting truths and poignant observations of why some suffering gets coverage and others suffering in the same or worse do not.