One of the strongest statements...
One of the strongest statements against war is that which Mark Twain wrote in the form
of a prayer; it is really not a prayer at all, but a brutal statement of what can happen.
O Lord our God help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds, favor our shells;
help us to cover their smiling fields with the same death they brought to ours. Help us to
drown the thunder of their guns with the 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