A Christmas Day Prayer for America as We Celebrate the Birthday of the Most Famous Baby in History

Release Date: December 24, 2012

Marian Wright Edelman

O God, forgive and help us transform our rich and powerful nation where toddlers and school children die from guns sold quite legally.

O God, forgive and help us transform our rich and powerful nation where small babies are homeless and cold quite legally.

O God, forgive and help us transform our rich and powerful nation where small children suffer from hunger quite legally.

O God, forgive and help us transform our rich and powerful nation that lets children be the poorest group of citizens quite legally.

O God, forgive and help us transform our rich and powerful nation that lets the rich continue to get more at the expense of the poor quite legally.

O God, forgive and help us transform our rich and powerful nation which thinks security rests in missiles and in bombs rather than in mothers and in babies.

O God, forgive and help us transform our rich and powerful nation which protects guns before children.

O God, forgive and help us transform our rich and powerful nation for not giving You sufficient thanks by giving to others their daily bread.

O God, help us never to confuse what is quite legal with what is just and right in Your sight.

Help us to stand up together and speak up together and pray together and act together to make America safe, just and right for all Your children.

Copyright © by Marian Wright Edelman

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Marian Wright Edelman is President of the Children's Defense Fund whose Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. For more information go to www.childrensdefense.org.

Mrs. Edelman's Child Watch Column also appears each week on The Huffington Post.

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