another example of the use of 'prayer'
George Bush has shown us which prayer he used when it was all over [Persian
Gulf 'War'], but what did he use to get it started and make it go? here's an
example of an inciteful [no pun intended] prayer:
"O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our
shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their
partriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of
their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with
a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows
with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with their children
to wander unfriended the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger
and thirst, sports of the sun flames of summer and the icy winds of winter,
broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring Thee for the refuge of the
grave and denied it..."
--- Mark Twain
"The War Prayer"
that would honest, at least. [sigh]