Pray for Love

Pray for creativity
Pray for tolerance
Pray for feeling minds
Pray for insight
Pray for compassion

When one part of our society suffers we all suffer.
We are afterall inextricably linked. We are one.
Judgement without kindness is brutalising.
Intolerance without thought is destructive.
Criticism without knowledge is devastating.

Pray for courage
Pray for clarity
Pray for peace
Pray for Justice for All
Pray for curiosity

If you do not like something in someone -
dig deeper, learn more about that person.
Examine your own heart. What you do not like
about that person might be what you do not like about yourself.

Pray for sanity within this insanity
Pray for decency to prevail
Pray for honour to return
Pray for the the courage to be kind

And above all pray for love.

© Anthea Slade 2011

A prayer and a plea for our humanity.

Featured in Unity 4 June 2011

Burn! by Anthea Slade

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Written on the 20 May 2011

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • Gamache
    Gamachealmost 4 years ago


  • Yes indeed Lace.

    – Anthea Slade

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    I Think we all need to folow this daily pray for love ! well written Anthea!!Liz

  • Liz thank you so much. It was what I have been praying for.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisalmost 4 years ago

    So very true my lovely friend and if you reach just a few people with this inspiring poem you will have helped many.

  • Oh I hope so Renate. Thank you so much for beautiful response.

    – Anthea Slade

  • S .
    S .almost 4 years ago

    perfectly said… i too echo your plea
    beautifully said anthea… everyone should read this

  • Wow thank you so much Shoaib for beautiful comment.

    – Anthea Slade

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 4 years ago

    yes, amen. if only we all did….beautiful. XOXOXOXOXOXO

  • Thank you so much dear Shar for this precious response.

    – Anthea Slade

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 4 years ago


  • Hello kj. Thank you.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you dear Rikki.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 4 years ago

    Dear Anthea, Everytime i read one of your poems or writing it seems you just supercede beautiful and so very true…
    I would have thought you were a Gemini…geminis’s are brillant people…I mean that..I love Gemini’s my husband is a Gemin!!! good guy like you are a good gal..and always appreciate your art and words..
    Sherri:):) happy hugs my friend!!!

  • Oh thank you so much dear Sherri for this beautiful comment and your encouragement of my writing and art. That is such great news that your husband is a Gemini. What sign are you my dear friend? Your comments always make me very happy inside. Thank you for beautiful words.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omaralmost 4 years ago

  • Sally thank you for featuring Pray for Love in Unity.

    – Anthea Slade

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