Alyosha's Prayer

At the end of a hard day when Alyosha, the main protagonist in Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov, has had to deal with the insanity and brokenness of his family and the world, he goes to bed one night offering up a simple and beautiful prayer. A prayer of grace for a confused, anxious and broken world:

“Have mercy upon them all, O Lord. Save them, the unhappy and the tormented. Guide them onto the path that is right for each one of them, according to Your wisdom. You are love. You will bring joy and happiness to all.”

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