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Prayer for Our Power, Prayer for Our Choice

protest near capitol with sign reading keep abortion legal

God of Mercy, God of Plague 
God of Compassion, God of Righteous Anger 

Teach us how to choose

Between the thunder and the dew
Between the match and the tear 

Tell us when to pray and when to yell 

Shout for the welfare of the government 
Fight for the welfare of the government 

Not for its own sake 

But for ours 

Not for the body politic but the body that has been politicized 

We pray for the government because we fear it 

    But maybe it should fear us

Let today be the day we learn our power. 
May the nation merit our protection.

As we assert the ability to choose

How to breathe
How to birth
How to be in a body
How to be.

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