In the Name of Your Baby Boy

Lord save us
from crusades against terrorism
from humanitarian interventions
and preemptive strikes;

Lord keep us
from exceptional powers
from indispensable nations
and chosen tribes;

Lord spare us
from invasions and occupation
from assassinations and torture
lootings and rape;

Lord hide us
from upholders of values
from maintainers of credibility
and bearers of resolve.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at Read other articles by Jon.