The Revolutionary’s Prayer and The Wobbly Prayer

durutti.png picture by adam_freedom  Whether on TV or that one time you went to church and paid attention, we’ve all heard the Lord’s Prayer at least once. But could there be a prayer for those us who rather than ascending from heaven to earth, seek instead to ascend from earth to heaven in our analysis as St. Marx says? Or in other words seek to make the world  the amazing place that it could be in the here and now?

  Certainly being being a revolutionary or a embracing the “wobbly spirit” of the IWW is hard enough that one would need all the support they could get, god or otherwise. Things to keep in mind are that a little bit of humor and generosity can help our comrades when they are feeling down and help the movement by keeping our spirits bright. Feel free to pass this along, but please credit this blog.  -AW 

 

The Revolutionary Prayer

Hail Durutti, full of solidarity,

hallowed be thy cause.

The Revolution will come,

the People’s will will be done.

 

On earth as it is in social relations.

 

Let us make today our daily bread.

And forgive us when our comrades let us down,

as they support us when we do likewise.

Save us from endless meetings,

and deliever us from the evils of poor analysis and sectarianism.

For our future society is being built in the ashes of the old,

We struggle on, now and forever.

Amen!

 

The Wobbly Prayer

Hail the spirit of Joe Hill, Lucy Parsons and Big Bill too,

Hallowed be the cause of labor.

The General Strike will come,

the will of the workers will be done.

 

Across the earth as it is on our jobs.

 

Let us together make our daily bread.

And forgive us when our fellow workers let us down,

as they support us when we do likewise.

Save us from not knowing our A-E-I-U-Os,

and deliver us from being fired by the evil boss.

For our future society is being built in the ashes of the old,

We struggle for worker freedom the world over,

now and forever.

Amen!

 

 

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  1. […] friend Adam sorted me out. Here’s my new prayer: Hail Durutti, full of solidarity, hallowed be thy cause. The Revolution will come, the People’s […]

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