for the Jackson family as they lay Michael to rest.
for all the many people who will be attending the Jackson memorial at the Staples center...that a spirit of peace and calm might prevail. That there would be no violence or outbursts.
for the Uighur people of China
for the Rohingya people of Burma
for the brave people of Iran
for the poor, the sick, the hungry and the needy.
and for those who are poor, sick, hungry, and needy...not of body but of heart, soul, spirit.
for my father as he continues to recover from surgery
for my family who are returning home all over the US after a great ranch reunion this weekend
for friends who are going through painful and unfair divorces
for those who are ill, and those who minister to them
for clergy and lay workers in churches
for those who work for peace and justice, which was the work of Jesus on earth and what he left for us to do.
for my friends
for my enemies
for YOU reading this.