In the heat of summer, may we remember those who are dying in the Arizona desert as we speak, and may we pray for a better nation and world, one that doesn’t allow this…
Prayer “To Those Who Have Died in the Desert”
In memory of those who went to look for a better life, yet only encountered death…
In memory of those who risked everything and lost everything…
Of those who went with hopes in their eyes and challenge in their souls…
The sun burned them and the desert devoured them
And the dust erased their names and faces.
In memory of those who never returned…
We offer these flowers and say with the deepest respect…
Your thirst is our thirst,
Your hunger is our hunger,
Your pain is our pain,
Your anguish, bitterness, and agony are also ours.
We are a cry for justice that no one would ever have to leave their land, their believes,
From out of the silence comes a voice that speaks…
So that no one will ever have to look for their dream in other lands,
So that no one would ever have to go to the desert and be consumed by loneliness.
A voice in the desert cries out…
Education for all!
Opportunity for all!
Jobs for all!
Bread for all!
Freedom for all!
Justice for all!
We are a voice that will not be lost in the desert…
That insists that a nation gives equal opportunity to a dignified and fruitful life to all its children.