This is a beautiful prayer and one that every country can pray because the state of this world is precarious. We all need the peace that prayers bring. Many blessings to Subhana Zein who authored this prayer.

Subhan Zein

Today, 17 August 2012, Indonesia celebrates the Independence Day, so I wrote a poem, “A Prayer for My Country”.

Merdeka! 🙂



O my Lord,

My prayer is simple.


Let the water and the soil, the air, and the fruit of
my country be sweet, my Lord.
Let the homeless find sanctuary not only for their body
but also their soul, my Lord.
Let the ignorance find their ways to enlightenment
and be content with humility, my Lord.
Let promises be fulfilled and
prayers be answered, my Lord.
Let compassion become the garment of the people
and love become their only way of life, my Lord.


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