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A Harmony Pastor Feedback: NIGHT PRAYER: Tuesday 1/11

 (Right now, January 11, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day)

I pray tonight, Lord, for girls, youngsters and males

    whose our bodies are trafficked as commodities 

by those that neither revere nor respect human life,

    created within the very picture of God…


What depth of greed, Lord, what perverse wishes,

    blind anybody to your presence 

in each man, girl and baby

    strolling the face of the earth?


    Communicate up for many who can’t communicate for themselves.

    Shield the rights of all who’re helpless.  


Increase my consciousness and transfer me to behave:

for victims and potential victims

    who concern for his or her security, for his or her lives…

And in smaller methods, Lord, nearer to residence,

    assist me communicate up for any who cannot communicate for themselves:

give me the braveness, the voice, the phrases 

    to talk up, to defend, to intervene and shield

        the bullied, the abused, the marginalized, the forgotten

    in my residence, in my household, in my neighborhood

        and the place I work and pray, the place I and research and play…


When others are , Lord,

    give me the spirit and conviction 

to face up and ask why

    and alter the buildings that hurt us all…


Shield me, Lord, whereas I am awake

and watch over me as I sleep

that awake, I’d preserve watch with you

and asleep relaxation in your peace…


Tonight’s music is not a hymn, it belongs extra within the style of protest track, the poetic type of a 1946 post-war confessional prose by the German Lutheran  pastor Martin Niemoller (1892–1984). It’s concerning the cowardice of German intellectuals and sure clergy—together with, by his personal admission, Niemöller himself—following the Nazis’ rise to energy and subsequent incremental purging
of their chosen targets, group after group.




First they got here for the Communist
then they got here for the Jew
however I wasn’t a Communist

and I wasn’t a Jew

So I did not rise up and I did not ask why
by the point they got here for me
there was nobody left to ask why

Then they got here for the unionist
and so they got here for the priest
however I wasn’t a unionist
and I wasn’t a priest

Then they got here for the pacifist
and so they got here for the gays
however I wasn’t a pacifist
and I used to be not homosexual

Now they arrive for Muslim

and so they come for the refugee

however I’m not a Muslim

and I am not a refugee

Now I’ll rise up
and I’ll ask why
and when sometime they arrive for me
I hope there’s somebody standing by my aspect

Sure we’ll rise up
and we’ll ask why
and when sometime they arrive for you
there will be plenty of individuals standing by your aspect
a world of individuals standing aspect by aspect.




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