My Prayer in this Difficult Time

As a teacher, I worry about my students as they grow up in this crazy world.  Below is my prayer.

Praying because no one should be killed senselessly. Not young black men and women. Not policemen and policewomen. Not Muslims. Not Jews. Not Christians. Not Americans. Not immigrants. Not the poor. Not the rich. Not the young. Not the old. No one. And doing so in the name of religion, patriotism, pride, retaliation, or for any other reason is just wrong.