On this National Day of Prayer, I too have some things I will be praying for.
I will pray that our troops are brought home from the catastrophe that is the Iraq war.
I will pray that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are removed from the offices they have so dreadfully misused and disgraced.
I will pray that the citizens of the world forgive America for this disaster.
I will pray for less violence.
I will pray that all Americans enjoy equality under the law, even gay citizens, and that means marriage equality, too.
I will pray for universal health care.
I will pray that no woman is ever forced to carry a child she does not want, and that no child comes into this world unwanted.
I will pray for better sex education and birth control and an end to the ineffective "abstinence only" programs.
I will pray that the conservatives on the Supreme Court have a brief tenure.
I will pray that people of faith remember, in America, freedom of religion also means freedom from religion.
I will pray that people of faith remember the rules and laws of any particular religion, apply only to the members of that religion and not the rest of us.
I will pray that Americans remember there are people everywhere dying of hunger and thirst.
I will pray for all people of the world, as we are one.
I will pray for people to simply be kind to one another.